Jagan, Naidu extend Sankranti wishes to all
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu wished the state and Telugus a happy Sankranti. (File Photo: DC)
Vijayawada: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has extended his Bhogi and Sankranti greetings to the state’s denizens and all the Telugu people around the world. Former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu too wished the state and Telugus a happy Sankranti.
In a message released on Friday, Jagan Mohan Reddy said, "The Sankranti festival was a farmer's festival, a festival of our sisters and a village festival. In short, it is a Telugu festival that reflects our culture and traditions.
The Sankranti traditions of Bhogi bonfires, muggu designs, the Haridasa kirtan chanting, the Gangireddu dances with decorated bulls, the kite-flying sessions are all with us. The villages are set under the lush green canopy, which adds to the splendour of the Sankranti festival in the villages."
The Chief Minister wished that every family in every village celebrated Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanuma festivals with joy and happiness. "This Makara Sankranti would bring more progressive change in the lives of everyone in the state," he has said.
The CM said the sense of abundance and joy associated with the Sankranti festival should be evident in every home.
Meanwhile, extending festival greetings to the people, Telugu Desam chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu, said, "Makar Sankranti is the festival that brings greater knowledge and wisdom."
The three-day festival would light up the lives of all the people on the Telugu land. It would fill their lives with the warmth of glory and happiness.
"This is a great festival wherein Telugus across the globe move to their homeland to share their intimacy and memories with their kin back home," Chandrababu said.