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Modi wishes people on Ambedkar Jayanti, harvest festivals

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday wished the nation on the occasions of Jayanti and harvest festivals.

Wishing people on Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary, tweeted: "Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society.

"We remain indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution."

In a series of tweets, wished the people of Assam, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha on their respective harvest festivals and new year celebrations -- Rongali Bihu, Vishu, Naba Barsha, Puthandu Pirappu, and

He said the country was proud of its diversity.

"People across the nation are celebrating various festivals. Greetings to everyone on these special occasions," he tweeted.

"Best wishes to the Tamil people on the special occasion of Puthandu. I pray that all your aspirations are fulfilled in the coming year."

The also greeted the people of on Vishu, which signifies the sun's transit into the Raasi (first solar month).

"Happy Vishu! May the new year bring with it new hopes, more prosperity and good health."

He also greeted the people of on Rongali or Bohag which marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year.

He described as a festival characterised by and enthusiasm. "May this auspicious day bring happiness and good health in our society."

Modi greeted the Bengalis on Poila Boishakh and wished that this new year brings peace, prosperity and happiness in everyone's lives. "Shubho Nabo Barsho!"

Along with tweeting his greetings in English, the also wrote his messages various regional languages.

"To all my Odia friends across the world, greetings on Maha Vishuba Sankranti! Have a wonderful year ahead. We take immense pride in the rich Odia "

"Baisakhi Greetings to everyone. May this festival bring joy in everyone's lives. We also express gratitude to our hardworking farmers, who work continuously to feed our nation," he added.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 10:16 IST