Modi, Sonia greet people on Baisakhi, Bihu

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday greeted the people on the harvest festivals of their respective regions.

“On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, my greetings to people across India and the world. May this day bring joy and prosperity in society,” Modi said in his tweet.

“On Maha Vishuba Sankranti I extend my good wishes to all Odia people. I pray for an exceptional year ahead, filled with happiness and success,” he said in another tweet.

The prime minister also offered his condolences to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said, “their sacrifice and courage can never be forgotten.”

Gandhi also extended her good wishes to the farming community on the harvesting festivals.

“May the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, Rongali Bihu and Maha Vishubh Sankranti marking harvest, renewal and regeneration bring prosperity and well being of all the farmers,” she said in her message.