Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, praised Tamil Canadians in a message to mark the Tamil New Year on Saturday.
“Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world will celebrate Puthandu and welcome the beginning of a new year,” said Mr Trudeau.
“Puthandu is a chance to reflect on the successes of the past year, embark upon new beginnings, and look forward to the year to come. As Tamils celebrate the New Year, let us all take the time to recognize the important contributions that Tamil Canadians make to our country every day.
“Iniya Tamil Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal,” the message concluded.