Presidents Thai Pongal message.

Monday, 14 January 2013 - 8:08

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa states that The Hindus of Sri Lanka, together with their fellow believers in South Asia, celebrate the important Thanksgiving and Harvest Festival of Thai Pongal today.

Taking its name from the first day of the month of Thai, this festival is traditionally dedicated to the offering of thanks to the Sun God - for all the blessings received for a successful harvest.

The Thai Pongal festival which is marked by peace and harmony has become a very important festival particularly in the wake of permanent peace and harmony restored in Sri Lanka.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who made permanent peace possible in the country, has taken a number of progressive steps to develop the North and East.