I extend my best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. According to the Hindu calendar, Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Maagh and thus, the name ‘Panchami’.Saraswati Puja is dedicated to the goddess of music, wisdom, arts, and knowledge.

Saraswati Puja is a special occasion for students all over India and holds special meaning in schools and colleges. Goddess Saraswati is an Indian Hindu deity who is associated with not only formal education of sciences and language, but also all forms of arts.

I wish and pray that on this auspicious occasion our students attain knowledge of the highest level and utilize it for the benefit and development of not only our country but also of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Member of Parliament

A&N Islands