Puducherry, Apr 13 (PTI) Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today greeted the people of the union territory on the eve of Tamil New Year day.

“Let the dawn of auspicious New Year open vistas of opportunities for growth in the lives of all,” Bedi said in her message.

She said ‘Tamizh Puthanandu’ (new year) is celebrated with joy and hope of a new beginning by the Tamil-speaking community on April 14, the first day of New Tamil calendar.

It is also celebrated as New Year festival of Kerala as Vishu and in the north as Baisakhi, she added.

“Let the dawn of the auspicious New Year open vistas of opportunities of growth in the lives of all,” she added.

Narayanasamy, in his message, wished the New Year would be a happy beginning for farmers.

He assured the farming community that the Puducherry government would spare no efforts to ensure that the ryots of Karaikal got Cauvery water.

Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam, Ministers and leaders of various parties extended greetings to the people.

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