President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasions of various religious festivals on Sunday.

People are celebrating Ram Navami, Baisakhi, Vishu and Puthandu Pirappu besides a host of other religious celebrations in parts of the country.

In his message to the nation on Ram Navami, the President said that “Lord Rama’s life inspires us to strive for nobility in thought, words and deeds”.

“Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on Ram Navami. Lord Rama’s life is a message in itself and inspires us to strive for nobility in thought, words and deeds. May this occasion motivate us to serve our nation and build fraternity in society,” he tweeted.

Wishing for peace, joy and prosperity for all, the President greeted those celebrating the gamut of other festivals.

“Greetings to fellow citizens on Vaisakhi, Vishu, Mesadi, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu Pirappu. These festivals reflect our country’s shared heritage amid diversity and plural traditions. May the occasion bring joy, peace and prosperity to all,” he said in a tweet.

 

The message was also posted in multiple languages such as Tamil, Odia, Malayalam and Punjabi.

In his greetings, the PM pointed out that the festivals mark the celebration of unity in diversity.

“Celebrating unity in diversity, celebrating the spirit of harmony and brotherhood! Over the coming days, people across India are marking various festivals. Greetings to everyone on these occasions. May there be happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,” he tweeted.

 

While lakhs of devotees from across the country made a beeline for temples on the occasion of Ram Navami, people across Punjab began Baisakhi celebrations with fervour.