PM, Vice-Prez greet people on Ganesh Chaturthi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice-President Hamid Ansari have greeted the people on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. In his message, the Prime Minister said the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi symbolizes the cultural unity of the country, bringing people of all walks of life together.

“May this festival of Ganesh Chaturthi remove all obstacles, and bring all-round development, harmony and prosperity to all…May this festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness in the lives of all,” Singh said.

Ansari noted that Ganesh Chaturthi marks Lord Ganesha’s birth which is celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.

“While celebrating the festival let us reaffirm our faith in all that is good, noble and virtuous and inculcate these time-tested values in our lives. I extend my greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi,” he said.