Leaders greet people on Pongal, Sankranti

Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and Tamil Nadu Governor K.Rosaiah Saturday greeted people of Chennai on the occasion of the harvest festival Pongal and Makar Sankranti.

In his message Rosaiah said: “On the happy occasion of Pongal — the ‘Harvest Festival’ — and Sankranti I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people all over the country.”
“May the festivals promote unity and harmony among people and usher in peace and prosperity,” he said.
“Pongal is the festival which is celebrated with happiness by forgetting differences, and cooking rice in a new pot shouting ‘pongolo pongal’,” said Jayalalitha.
It is a divine attitude to provide food to others. The farmers who toil day and night to provide food for people possess divine nature, she added.