The UK Prime Minister released a video message to mark Thai Pongal this morning, stating it was an opportunity to “celebrate our fantastic Tamil community”.
Boris Johnson said British Tamils have “long been woven into the very fabric of British life and without [them] our country would be so much diminished”.
“So at Thai Pongal and smack in the middle of Tamil Heritage Month, no less, let’s all take a moment to say a big nandri to our Tamil friends and neighbours.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes the UK Tamil community, and Tamils around the world a happy Thai Pongal.
இனிய பொங்கல் திருநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள். pic.twitter.com/cG49kh2Hyp
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) January 14, 2022
Also earlier today, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, posted a message “Wishing a very happy Thai Pongal to Tamils in London and those celebrating across the world”.
Wishing a very happy Thai Pongal to Tamils in London and those celebrating across the world. May this harvest festival bring you and your loved ones prosperity, health and happiness. Pongal Vazhthukkal! pic.twitter.com/lNOehjcgmP
— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) January 14, 2022