Bengal Governor, Mamata greet people on Chhath Puja

Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday extended greetings to the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

“On the occasion of Chhath Puja, I convey my heartiest greetings to the people of West Bengal,” Tripathi said.

The Governor has also wished that people from all sections of the society come together to celebrate the occasion.

“May this joyous festival provide an opportunity to reaffirm our faith in cultural heritage, spirit of friendship and fraternity among all sections of society,” he added.

“My best wishes to all of you on the occasion of Chhath Puja. May all of you have a great time. My people would be there to look after the devotees during the occasion,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while attending a ceremony at Khidirpur in Kolkata.

Chhath is celebrated six days after Diwali. It is dedicated to Sun God, and is one of Bihar’s most popular festivals.

The Trinamool Congress supremo also gave a message of communal harmony saying festivals should not be confined within religious barriers.

“In West Bengal, we celebrate all the festivals in grand style, irrespective of our religion. Whether its Durga Puja, Eid, Chhath Puja or Christmas, we should celebrate them with equal enthusiasm. They are everyone’s festival,” Banerjee said.

–IANS

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