On the joyous occasion of ‘Pongal’ and ‘Makar Sankranti’, I extend my best wishes and greetings to the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The festival of ‘Pongal’ marks the start of harvest season, heralding in prosperity, good luck and moments to cherish.

‘Makar Sankranti’ has an astrological significance, as the sun enters the Capricorn (Sanskrit: Makara) zodiac constellation, heralding the northward journey of the sun.

May these festivals bring peace, happiness, prosperity and harmony in the lives of all the Islanders.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma,

Member of Parliament,

Andaman and Nicobar Islands