New Delhi: The President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Lohri and wished for love, affection and harmony in the society.
The President took to Twitter and wrote:
Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens on the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush parva. May these festivals strengthen the bond of love, affection and harmony in our society and increase prosperity and happiness in the country.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 13, 2021
Earlier in the day, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also extended his greetings to the citizens of the country.
Lohri is the harvest festival of north India. Bonfire and folk songs are a major part of the celebrations and a puja parikrama around the bonfire is performed, followed by the distribution of prasad.
Welcoming longer days and the sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere, Lohri is observed the night before Makar Sankranti or Maghi.