Home > News > Nation
Monday January 13, 2014 MYT 7:43:00 PM
Monday January 13, 2014 MYT 8:07:33 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has extended 'Pongal' (harvest festival) greetings to Malaysian Indians.
He also called on the Indian community to continue to work together in the spirit of 'nambikei' (trust) to achieve excellence for the country and prosperity for the people.
"I wish all Malaysian Indians 'Pongal Vaalthukal' on the occasion of the harvest festival celebrated this year.
"In this new beginning, let us continue to work together with 'nambikei' towards many more bountiful harvests for all in the years to come," he said in his latest Facebook post in conjunction with the Pongal celebration on Tuesday.
Pongal denotes the start of the month of "Thai" in the Indian calendar, and is welcomed with sweet rice for family and friends, and the giving of thanks for an abundant harvest.
Tags / Keywords:
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Pongal, harvest festival, Malaysian Indians, nambikei
Najib: Preserve unity to ensure Malaysia prospers
Najib holds four-eyed meeting with Indonesian President
Najib happy with joyful Thaipusam celebration
Najib arrives in London for two-day working visit
Malaysian family celebrates harvest festival despite limitations
Malaysians in beheading video
Blindness no barrier to STPM high achiever
Dr Wee: Be proactive in helping to solve villagers’ grievances
RM5 cab fee offer for Penang island
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
5 things you've always wanted to know about Anuar Zain
Apple edges out Samsung in global smartphone sales
Agoda.com’s survey on popular festive travel spots
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)