New Delhi, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and many other politicos on Monday extended greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami. The festival, which marks the onset of spring, is celebrated all over India in various ways depending on the region. Also Read - Reassess COVID Situation, Focus on Micro Containment Zones: PM Modi to CMs of 7 Worst-hit States

Taking to Twitter, PM posted, “Greetings on Basant Panchami. I pray that this auspicious occasion makes our society happier and even more harmonious. May the blessings of Maa Saraswati always remain with us and bestow us with wisdom,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh's 82-Year-Old Bilkis Named in Time Magazine's List of 100 Most Influential People

President Ram Nath Kovind also took to the micro-blogging site and tweeted,”Greetings to all fellow citizens on Basant Panchami and on the occasion of Saraswati Puja. May this festival, which celebrates learning, spur us to expand the frontiers of education and knowledge in our families, our society and our country.”

Apart from President and Prime Minister, many political leaders also wished the nation on Basant Panchami.

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted,”With spring in the air and fresh blooms in the fields, may the festival of Basant Panchami bring vigour and vitality in your life. Wish you all a happy Basant Panchami.”

On the occasion of Basant Panchami, devotees take holy dip in Allahabad’s Triveni Sangam while many revere Goddess Saraswati and seek her blessings for prosperity in their wisdom and knowledge.