NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of China, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia on their respective New Years in their native languages.
"Greetings on the start of the Chinese New Year. May the coming year brighten your lives with peace, joy and prosperity," Modi tweeted.
Wishing Korea, he said, "Seollal greetings to my Korean friends around the world. I pray that the coming year brings with it tremendous happiness and prosperity."
In his message to Vietnam, Modi said,"On the occasion of Tet and the coming of Spring, may I wish the people of Vietnam a New Year with full of happiness, peace and good health..."
"TsagaanSar greetings to my sisters and brothers of Mongolia. Have a wonderful year ahead, filled with success, joy and good health...." the Prime Minister said.
It is a usual practice with the Prime Minister to tweet in foreign languages to wish them on various occasions.