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Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Warm Wishes for Tamil New Year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended his heartfelt wishes to Tamils across Canada and worldwide as they celebrate Puthandu, the Tamil New Year.

In a statement released today from Ottawa, Prime Minister Trudeau underscored the significance of Puthandu as a time for unity and celebration within the Tamil community. He expressed joy in joining Tamils in expressing gratitude for the past year and embracing new beginnings with hope and enthusiasm.

The Prime Minister highlighted the rich cultural traditions associated with Puthandu, mentioning the intricate kolam art that adorns homes and the vibrant clothing worn by families and loved ones. He also recognized the invaluable contributions of Tamil communities to Canada, emphasizing their role in enriching the country’s cultural tapestry.

“As we look forward to the New Year together, we renew our commitment to building a better, fairer, and more inclusive country for everyone,” Prime Minister Trudeau stated, encapsulating the spirit of unity and inclusivity that defines Canada.

He concluded his message by extending warm wishes for a happy New Year filled with peace, health, and prosperity, signing off with the traditional Tamil greeting, “Iniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal.”


Prime Minister Trudeau’s message of goodwill towards the Tamil community on the occasion of Puthandu reflects the multicultural fabric of Canada. His acknowledgment of Tamil traditions and contributions underscores the country’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. As Canadians of Tamil descent come together to celebrate their heritage and embrace new beginnings, the Prime Minister’s words serve as a reminder of the shared values that unite us all.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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