Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra; Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh; Sansar Padwa in Goa and Chaitra Shukladi in North India marks the beginning of New Year in the respective Hindu lunar calendar followed in these regions. The New Year is observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada) in Chaitra month.
All our festivals are directly or indirectly associated with the agrarian economy. The New Year that is observed in various parts of the country on the first day of Chaitra month is dedicated to the hope, success and joy. This success, hope and joy is directly associated with the success of our farmers.
If our farmers fail we all fail.
This Gudi Padwa and Ugadi offers no hope to farmers in
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as there is a severe
It is said in the Thirukkural that farmers are the key player of the world as they support all who take up other work, not having the strength to plough.
Now we need to support our farmers to get through this severe drought. We don’t need to move mountains; all we need to do is help a single father. Make an effort to understand the problems the farmers are facing. Help them in the best way we can.