Andhra Pradesh Governor S Abdul Nazeer and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy extended Telugu New Year Ugadi festival greetings to the people of the state on Wednesday.
Conveying Ugadi greetings, the Governor said Ugadi is a festival of joy and hope as the new year brings new cheer and a bright future for all.
"On this happy and auspicious occasion of Ugadi festival, the Telugu New Year Day, I extend my heartiest greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh and to the Telugu people living all over the world," Nazeer said in a statement.
CM Reddy wished prosperous times for people of the southern state. "I wish good times for the farmers and happiness for my sisters. May people from all vocations be glad and the state bountiful," said Reddy in a tweet.
Along with his wife Bharati, the Chief Minister participated in the traditional Ugadi celebrations and rituals at his residence.
Later, he offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara, accompanied by senior officials and ministers. Priests showered Reddy and his wife with blessings.