In her message, the Lieutenant Governor said 'Puthaandu' (new year) is celebrated on the first day of the month of 'Chithirai' in the Tamil calendar.
She extended her wishes on the auspicious occasion.
"May the beginning of the new year usher in prosperity, peace and health in every household," she said.
The Chief Minister, in his message, said Chithirai would highlight the traditional customs of Tamil culture.
He said the people would exchange greetings and seek the blessings of the Almighty for a peaceful life.
"I extend my best wishes and greetings to the people on the occasion," he said.
Minister for Public Works and PCC leader A Namassivayam was among those who greeted the people.
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