New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the people on the eve of Baisakhi and hoped the harvest festival brought prosperity to the nation.

“On the auspicious occasion of Vaisakhi, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen and particularly to those who are engaged in agriculture and cultivation,” Ms. Patil said.

Dr. Singh extended his greetings to the nation on the eve of Baisakhi, Mesadi, Vishu, Vaisakhadi and Bahag Bihu. In his message, the Prime Minister said the harvest festivals were “not only an occasion for joy and celebration but also an occasion to be grateful to nature for its bounty.” — PTI