Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday extended greetings to the people on the eve of the harvest festival of Pongal.
The Prime Minister, in a tweet, said “On the auspicious occasion of Pongal, best wishes to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu. 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.”
Chief Minister Palaniswami stated about the state government’s Pongal 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 Pongal bring in prosperity and wellness in your lives,” he said.
M K Stalin, DMK President, CPI(M) leader K Balakrishnan and state BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan also extended their greetings.
On January 5, the state government had launched a scheme of providing Rs 1,000 to all ration cardholders on the occasion of Pongal festival, being celebrated on January 15.