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The current generation in India overlooks and disregards the rich culture and tradition that has been prevailing for over 1000s of years. We found the youth indulging in late night parties and pub-culture. Forget about celebrating Indian Hindu festivals, this generation doesn’t even know what they are, when they are. According to them, the best thing about Indian (Hindu) festivals is that they get a holiday; from school for students, and from office for employees.
Setting an example for everyone, and calling for global harmony and peace, the Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated ‘Sankranti’ in the same manner, as we celebrate in south India. The Canadian PM sported at traditional ‘Veshti’ and celebrated Sankranti, or Pongal (in Tamil Nadu).
He was seen celebrating the festival with Tamil Canadians in Toronto. He later shared the memorable pictures on his twitter. Justin Trudeau also wished everyone greetings in Tamil. His tweet read:
‘Iniya Thai Pongal Nalvazhthukkal! (Sweet Pongal Greetings). Had a great time celebrating Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal in Scarborough this evening’.
Along with the PM, Mayor of Toronto, John Tory was also seen in traditional Veshti. The duo added their ‘novice’ expertise in preparing the traditional meal ‘Pongal’, celebrating the occasion.