Extending his greetings to the people of Maharashtra on the special occasion of Gudi Padwa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said may the coming year bring happiness, good health and prosperity.
'People across India are celebrating the start of the new year. New year greetings to everyone. May the year bring peace, joy & prosperity,' Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister also wished on the occasion of Navreh and Ugadi.
'On the auspicious occasion of Navreh, my greetings to everyone celebrating. May the year ahead be characterised by positivity & good health. Ugadi greetings to all those celebrating. May the coming year fulfil all your wishes & may there be happiness all around,' he tweeted.
He also extended his greetings to Manipur on the occasion of Sajibu Cheiraoba.
'Sajibu Cheiraoba wishes to my sisters & brothers in Manipur. Have a cheerful & harmonious year ahead. Cheti Chand greetings to the Sindhi community. May Lord Jhulelal bless us and the year ahead be a happy as well as memorable one,' Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
The New Year festivals of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba are being celebrated in different parts of the country today.
Prime Minister Modi will observe Chaitra Navaratri fast from today for nine days. He has been following this practice for more than four decades.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the occasion.
In his message, the President said these festivals mark the onset of spring and promise fresh beginnings of growth, prosperity and well-being.
President Mukherjee expressed hope that these festivals will spread peace and friendship, inspiring people to rededicate themselves to the service of the country.
In his message, the Vice-President said that these festivals mark the beginning of traditional New Year and reflect the composite culture and rich heritage of the country.
He hoped that the festivals bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in people's lives.