NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, issued the following statement in recognition of the festival of Thai Pongal: 

“Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate the festival of Thai Pongal.

Thai Pongal, one of the most important festive celebrations of the year for the Tamil community, marks the end of the harvesting season and the beginning of the new year. The festival is an occasion to celebrate family and friends and to give thanks for good fortune and opportunities to come.

Thai Pongal is celebrated during the Tamil Heritage Month - a month that celebrates the richness of the Tamil language, culture and heritage.

On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to send my warmest wishes to those celebrating Thai Pongal."

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