Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the countrymen on the advent of the New Year being celebrated in various parts and wished that it brings peace, prosperity and harmony. "Greetings to people across India celebrating the advent of the New Year. May this new year bring joy & prosperity," he said in a tweet. Greeting Kashmir Pandits celebrating the New Year, he said, "Navreh greetings to my fellow citizens. I pray that the coming year enhances the spirit of happiness and harmony in our lives". In another tweet, he said, "On the special day of Ugadi, my greetings to everyone. I hope the new year brings peace & prosperity in our society". He also wished Manipuris on the occasion. "Sajibu Cheiraoba greetings to the wonderful people of Manipur. May the new year fulfil all your wishes," he said. Extending wishes to Maharashtrians, he said, "Gudi Padwa wishes to all friends in Maharashtra. Praying for a phenomenal year, full of happiness and success". The Prime Minister also wished the Sindhi community celebrating the New Year. "Wishing all my Sindhi friends on the auspicious occasion of Cheti Chand. We bow to Lord Jhulelal & seek his divine blessings," he said. The festival marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar calendar and is known by various names like Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba in different states.