Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the contribution made by British Tamils to life in the UK, stating that their “fantastic contribution makes a real difference” in a Thai Pongal message released this morning.
“Tradiationally this day of worship celebrates the arrival of the harvest,” said Johnson. “But I also want to celebrate the contribution of Tamils in the UK.”
He went on to add,
“From building businesses that boost our economy, teaching children in our schools, treating patients in our NHS, caring for the vulnerable in our society, and much, much more. Your fantastic contribution makes a real difference.”
“So let me say an enormous thank you to our wonderful Tamil community and wish you every enjoyment of the festivities today and over the coming days. And may your year ahead be just as “overflowing” with happiness, joy and prosperity as the traditional pot of sweet pongal”.