New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, expressing hope that the festivals would bring prosperity and happiness.

In his message to the nation, the president said: "On the auspicious occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens and wish them every happiness and prosperity."

"May these festivals which celebrate fresh harvests, the hard work of our farmers and the bounty of nature bring the promise of further growth and progress for our nation," he added.

Lohri would be celebrated Jan 13, while Pongal and Makar Sankranti would fall on Jan 14.


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