Navroz Mubarak…”: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extends wishes on Parsi New Year

Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed greetings to the fellow countrymen on the occasion of Narvroz, the beginning of Parsi new year.

Taking to social media platform X, Rahul Gandhi said, “Navroz Mubarak! May this joyous festival bring hope & happiness, peace & prosperity to you all,” he wrote.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge also granted his wishes on the joyous occasion.

“Our warm greetings on the joyous occasion of Navroz – which marks the beginning of the Parsi New Year. Navroz symbolizes new beginnings and is traditionally considered to be a harbinger of peace and prosperity. May the occasion bring well-being to all and strengthen the bonds of harmony in our society,” the Congress President wrote in a post on X.

The Congress party expressed its wishes for a joyous Navroz, emphasizing the importance of fostering peace, unity and respect.

“Here’s wishing you all Navroz Mubarak! Today, let’s come together to promote peace, solidarity and mutual respect for diverse cultures, uniting people in a spirit of harmony,” the Congress party posted on X.

Parsi New Year, which is also called Navroz or Nowruz, marks the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature. In Persian, ‘Nav’ means new, and ‘Roz’ stands for the day, this literally translates to ‘new day’.

Navroz celebration is believed to date back to the time when Prophet Zarathustra founded Zoroastrianism, one of the earliest known monotheistic religions in the world, in Persia (now Iran). It was one of the most important religions in the ancient world until the emergence of Islam in the seventh century.

During the invasion of Persia, several Persians fled to India and Pakistan. Since then, their festivals have become a part of Indian festivities and are celebrated by people from diverse cultures. (ANI)

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