New Delhi: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday celebrated the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal wearing a traditional 'veshti'.
Trudeau posted pictures on his Twitter account showing him taking part in the festivities along with Tamil Canadians.
"Iniya Thai Pongal Nalvazhthukkal! (Sweet Pongal Greetings) Had a great time celebrating Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal in Scarborough this evening," he tweeted.
Iniya Thai Pongal Nalvazhthukkal! Had a great time celebrating Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal in Scarborough this evening. pic.twitter.com/fjZMGclH09— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 17, 2018
The Prime Minister was accompanied by John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto. The duo helped prepare the traditional meal, also called 'Pongal' – a dish made of rice and lentils.
Helping prepare pongal this evening at Gary Anandasangaree’s Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal reception with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The sweet rice celebrates a successful harvest. #TamilHeritageMonth #ThaiPongal pic.twitter.com/DsviCFwgiv— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 16, 2018
Trudeau was wearing the traditional Tamilian attire, with a white Dhoti, Yellow silk shirt and an angavastram. Tory, meanwhile, was wearing a blue kurta with white pyjamas.