OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issued the following statement on Puthandu, the Tamil New Year:
“Today, Canadians of Tamil descent and Tamils around the world will gather with their friends and family to celebrate Puthandu, the Tamil New Year.
“Also known as Varusha Pirappu, this joyful occasion marks the first day of the new year and many will celebrate by exchanging gifts and enjoying traditional foods as well as attend temples, mosques and churches to pray for blessings.
“I encourage all Canadians to learn more about the vast and vibrant contributions of Tamils in shaping our great country.
“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to extend my best wishes to all Tamil Canadians in welcoming the New Year.