The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu in her message on the eve of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi and Puthandu Pirappu which are being celebrated on 14th and 15th April, 2023 has said:-
“On the auspicious occasion of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaishakhadi and Putandu-Pirapu, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all Indians living in the country and abroad.
These farmers’ festivals, celebrated in different parts of our country, present a glimpse of India’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. These festivals are celebration of the happiness, prosperity and progress which follow the hard work of our Annadata farmers. These festivals are also an occasion to respect their hard work.
I wish that these joyous festivals inspire us to contribute to the progress of our nation and spread the spirit of harmony among our fellow citizens”.