President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted his fellow countrymen on the occasion of festivals of Lohri, which falls on January 13, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, which fall on January 14.
In his message, Mukherjee said:”On the joyous occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, I convey my greetings and best wishes to all citizens of India and wish them every prosperity and happiness. These festivals are celebrations of the joy and prosperity ushered in by a fresh harvest.”
“May the celebrations reinforce the ties that bind us together as a nation, in peace and harmony. May the harvest herald the beginning of further growth and progress and inspire us to work for the overall development of our country,” he said further.