President Ramnath Kovind on Friday greeted the people on the occasion of Chhath Puja and urged them to take a pledge to conserve nature and celebrate the festival keeping COVID-19 pandemic in mind.
“On the occasion of the holy festival of ‘Chhath Puja’, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad.
On Chhath Puja, there has been a tradition of people worshipping son God and also offering reverence & gratitude to Mother Nature by veneration of rivers, ponds and other sources of water.
On the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, let us resolve to preserve nature and environment and celebrate the festival keeping in mind the spread of Covid-19 epidemic. May ‘Chhath Maiya’ bless all the citizens with good health and prosperity”, Tweeted Mr. Kovind.
The 4 day festival began on November 18 and will conclude on Saturday after devotees have offered their prayers to the rising sun.