I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the British Tamil community who are celebrating Thai Pongal. This celebration traditionally gives thanks for a plentiful harvest, and many in the British Tamil community will gather with friends, family and neighbours over the next few days.
This is a special time to spend with loved ones and time to look forward to the year ahead together. I believe this year’s festivities will be a worthy reflection of the pride felt by British Tamils, who make such a great contribution to this country’s cultural, social, economic and political life.
Wishing you and your families all the best – Pongal nal-valthukal!