President stresses on loving kindness, peace, unity in Thai Pongal Message

President stresses on loving kindness, peace, unity in Thai Pongal Message

Written by Staff Writer

15 Jan, 2015 | 2:12 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issued messages in lieu of the Thai Pongal Festival celebrated by Hindus today.

In his message to mark Thai Pongal, President Maithripala Sirisena says that this festival marks the traditional renewal of links between humans, the deities and nature and the unity of people in worship and thanksgiving for blessings received, with abundant hope for success in the future.

The President goes on to say that he is pleased to issue this message at the very beginning of his term of office, with , loving kindness and the cultivation of benevolence, for peace, unity and prosperity among our people.

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