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TN Governor and leaders greets people on Tamil NewYear

Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan reporting from Chennai
Chennai, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):

Tamil Nadu Governor, AIADMK Supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa and other leaders greeted people on Tamil New Year day and Vishu.

In his greetings, the Governor Surjit Sing Barnala said ''On the happy occasion of Vishu, I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the Malayalees living in Tamil Nadu and in other parts of our country.'' ''May the dawn of Vishu promote unity and harmony and herald peace and prosperity among the people,'' Mr Barnala said, according to a Raj Bhavan communiqué.

In her message, Ms Jayalalithaa said may the new Tamil Year ''Vikruthi'' usher in peace and prosperity in the lives of Tamil people.

''Let the new year bring success and herald new achievements,'' she said, while greeting the people of Tamil Nadu on the occasion.

MDMK General Secretary Vaiko also greeted the people and said the party was striving to bring in a change as people of Tamil Nadu were suffering due to unannounced power cuts, rising prices of essentials and the spurious and expiry drug scam which had sent panic among them.

He said Tamil Nadu was facing the danger of becoming a desert in the wake of neighboring states denying water for the livelihood of the people.

Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala also greeted the people on the occasion of Baisakhi festival.

In his another message, Mr Barnala said 'on the happy occasion of Baisakhi, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people.' He said Baisakhi has a unique significance. ''It reminds us of the formation of Khalsa in 1699 by Shri Guru Gobind Singhji to end the tyranny of foreign rulers and make the people strong and confident.''

''Let this holy occasion rekindle the spirit of sacrifice, unity and brotherhood and promote patriotism and harmony,'' he said, adding Baisakhi was also a seasonal festival when golden wheat crop was ready for harvesting.

''May this festival usher in peace, progress and prosperity and promote all round development in the Nation,'' Barnala said.

- Asian Tribune -

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