KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak reiterates that the government remains steadfast in continuing its efforts to transform the Indian community. He said the government would also multiply efforts to bring changes to a larger section of the community.
“I am confident that we will be able to achieve remarkable outcomes and brighten the life of those who are in need with the continued ‘nambikei’ (trust) between the government and the community,” he said in the Prime Minister’s Greetings on Ponggal 2015 which was uploaded in his website NajibRazak.com here today.
“As a new day begins tomorrow, the Indian community will welcome the arrival of the auspicious month of ‘Thai’ in the Indian calendar which this occasion will be marked with the ‘Ponggal’ festival celebrating the fresh harvest and the bounty of nature,” Najib said.
He said it was during this time of the year that the phrase ‘Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum’ was often repeated. “Bearing a meaning that the commencement of the Thai month paves the way for new opportunities, the predominant sense in the Indian community is of marking a new beginning in their lives. “I take this opportunity to extend my ‘Ponggal Vaalthukal’ and best wishes to all Malaysian Indians and wish you every happiness and prosperity,” he added.