PM wishes Happy Ponggal to Tamil Community

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Kuala Lumpur, 14 Jan 2021 (The Capital Post)- Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wishes ‘Happy Ponggal’ to the Tamil community celebrating the Harvest Festival today.

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Although there is no visiting activities, the festival should be celebrated in the best way with the family members at home, PM posted on his official Facebook account earlier today.

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Pongal is a four-day-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, which falls in the month of Thai (that is, the January-February season) when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. are harvested.

The term ‘pongal’ in Tamil means “to boil”, and this festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony for the year’s harvest.- The Capital Post

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