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Pongal festival: Celebrating the harvest in Little India

Minister pays tribute to 'special place' as Pongal gets under way

Published on Jan 11, 2014 10:28 AM

It is harvest time in Little India.

A celebration of Pongal, a harvest festival observed by Hindus, kicked off yesterday at Kinta Road.

Pongal marks the start of the auspicious month of Thai, when Hindus give thanks for the blessings of the past year. The festival pays tribute to the Sun God for a good harvest.

Last night, Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan launched the event by switching on decorative lights along Serangoon Road.

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