Thai Pongal message from Anura
Happy Thai Pongal!
Today (15) is Thai Pongal Day, which is celebrated by the Sri Lankan Tamil people together with the Hindu Tamil people all over the world to get a new start in their lives and work.
The beginning of a new year is associated with cultural life as the beginning of a new hope. Also, it is a moment of renewal of hopes about improving the familiar attitudes that existed until then and about overcoming the challenges that could not be overcome. Instead of becoming an extension of the tragedy of the previous 75 years, we must struggle to overcome the challenges with dedication and courage to make the new year a victorious year.
The New Year has brought us new hopes and new opportunities. We trust that the upcoming Thai Pongal Day will bring strength and courage to Sri Lankan Hindus to take advantage of those new opportunities and move on a new path.
Anura Kumara Dissanayake
JVP/ National People’s Power