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President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet Parsi community on 'Navroz'

Updated: Aug 17, 2016 17:20 IST

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the Parsi community on the occasion of Parsi New Year, also called as Navroz.

In his message, President Mukherjee said the Parsi community of India has played a major role in the building of the nation and contributed immensely to development of the country in various spheres, including industry, commerce, trade and education.

The President said that the Navroz festival signifies the coming of the new and passing of the old.

He also called upon people to spread goodwill on this day and work hard to make the nation united, secure and prosperous.

Echoing similar sentiments,Vice President Hamid Ansari said the festival of Navroz, which is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety reflects the spirit of fraternity and compassion.

"Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community. May there be an abundance of happiness, success & good health in this coming year," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. (ANI)