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PM, TN Governor, CM among others extend Pongal greetings

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Narendra Modi, and state Chief Minister K Palaniswami, among other leaders, Monday extended greetings to the people on the eve of the harvest festival of

In a tweet, the said, "On the auspicious occasion of Pongal, best wishes to my sisters and brothers of I pray that this day furthers the spirit of joy and prosperity in our society. We also salute our farmers, who work hard to feed the nation."

Asking people to take pride in their tradition and culture, the said, "Keep the banner of the Tamil way of life flying high for all times to come."

"On the auspicious occasion of Pongal, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu," he said.

mentioned about the state government's gift of Rs 1,000 to all ration cardholders besides listing out listed out various initiatives taken for the welfare of the farmers.

"Let this bring in prosperity and wellness in your lives," he said.

DMK M K Stalin, CPI(M) leader K Balakrishnan and state also extended their greetings.

On January 5, the had launched a scheme of providing Rs 1,000 to all ration cardholders on the occasion of Pongal festival, being celebrated on January 15.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:10 IST