April 14th, 2018

NDP Statement celebrating Puthandu

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on Puthandu:

“Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu, the welcoming of a New Year in the Tamil calendar.

Also known as Varusha Pirappu, Puthandu is a festive time for friends and families to come together in celebration – enjoy a feast, exchange gifts, and pray for a peaceful and prosperous year to come.

The Tamil community’s hopeful spirit and resilience is an inspiration. Their ability to overcome great obstacles and ensure their community, culture and traditions can thrive here in Canada, is a testament to their resilient and determined spirit.

On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to send my warmest wishes to those celebrating Puthandu, may it be a joyous and peaceful celebration.

Iniya Tamizh Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal”