Navroz Mubarak! Prez Kovind, PM Modi & Others Extend Greetings

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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi extended greetings on the occasion of the Parsi new year Navroz.

“Navroz Mubarak! People of Parsi community have made an immense contribution to several aspects of India’s growth & development. May the Parsi New Year bring unity, prosperity & happiness in everyone’s life and further strengthen the spirit of harmony & fraternity among our citizens,” President Kovind tweeted.

“Parsi New Year greetings. Praying for a year filled with happiness, prosperity and good health. India cherishes the outstanding contributions of the Parsi community across different sectors,” wrote PM Modi.

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted his greetings. “Celebrated with great traditional festivity, #Navroz symbolizes the spirit of fraternity, compassion & respect for all. May the year ahead bring prosperity & happiness in our lives,” Naidu posted on Twitter.

In Persian, ‘Nav’ stands for new, and ‘Roz’ stands for the day, which literally translates to ‘new day’. Iranians and the Parsi community have been celebrating the traditional New Year for the past 3,000 years.

The day is dedicated to the beginning of the spring and promote peace, solidarity and friendship among people and different communities. The day also marks the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature.

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