Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja are being celebrated in different parts of the country today. In Uttar Pradesh, a number of devotees are taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers on the occasion since early this morning.
People especially students worship Ma Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Saraswati Puja is also held in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on the occasion. In a tweet, Mr. Modi hoped that the occasion will make society happier and even more harmonious.
Greetings on Basant Panchami. I pray that this auspicious occasion makes our society happier and even more harmonious. May the blessings of Maa Saraswati always remain with us and bestow us with wisdom.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2018