In his message on the festivals of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, and Puthandu Pirappu which will be celebrated on April 14 and 15, Kovind, extending good wishes to the fellow citizens, said: "These festivals symbolize the importance and respect given to hard work in our tradition.
"These festivals, celebrated in various ways in different parts of our country, reflect our diversity and pluralistic traditions and highlight the unity and understanding so characteristic of our social ethos."
Kovind urged people to resolve to work hard to bring peace, prosperity and happiness and to spread the message of unity and fraternity for the progress of the nation.
Naidu said that celebrated with traditional fervour and enthusiasm throughout the country, these festivals reflect the rich agrarian traditions and composite culture of our country.
"May these festivals bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our country," he said.
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