Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi greeted the people on the eve of Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamils. In her message Dr Bedi said,"Pongal is a festival being celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour. People have ardent faith in the saying that "Thai Piranthal Vazhi Priakkum"(the birth of Thai month brings prosperity) and truly the festival Pongal brings the spirit of positivity and belief."
It is also a unique festival which advocates "cleanliness is next to godliness", she said adding that today on the Boghi day, people cleanse their households by disposing obsolete articles. She said she is confident that the people of Puducherry will keep the streets and drains garbage free to make their environment better and cleaner. She wished the people a prosperous and joyous Pongal.