No ‘New Year' wish on govt's Pongal bags
The New Indian Express Chennai|January 04, 2022
The DMK government has put an end to speculations over changing Tamil New Year to January 14 from April 14.
B ANBUSELVAN

The chief minister’s greeting message, printed on a bag of Pongal gift hampers, has no mention of ‘Tamil New Year’. Avoiding the word ‘Pongal’ too, the greeting message conveys wishes with the Tamil phrase ‘Thamizhar Thirunal Vazhthukkal’ (Tamil holy day wishes), a statement widely used by a section of Tamil scholars. The distribution of gift bags is set to commence on Tuesday.

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