PM greets people on festivals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people across the country on festivals including Navratri, Navreh, Gudi Padwa, and Ugadi, while hoping that the nation will win the battle against COVID-19.

“We are marking these festivals at a time when our nation is battling the COVID-19 menace. The celebrations will not be like they are usually but they will strengthen our resolve to overcome our circumstances. May we keep working to fight COVID-19 together,” he said in a tweet.

In a series of tweets, PM said that the festivals mark the start of a new year as per the traditional calendar.

“We are celebrating various festivals across India and also the start of a new year as per our traditional calendar. May these auspicious occasions bring good health, happiness and prosperity in our lives,” he said.

He also wished people on Navratri, the nine-day festival starting today. He said that he will pray for those who are doing their duty at such a time of crisis when the country is facing a deadly pandemic.

“Navratri begins from today. Over the years, I have been worshipping Maa (Durga). This time I pray for the health, safety and success of all the nurses, doctors, medical staff, policemen and media personnel who are engaged in the fight against coronavirus,” he added in another tweet.

The PM also extended his greeting to people in Manipur on the occasion of Sajibu Cheiraoba.

“Sajibu Cheiraoba greetings to my sisters and brothers of Manipur. May everyone be blessed with peace and prosperity. Special prayers for the good health of the people.