For the first time in the history of the British parliament, Tamil Thai Pongal day was celebrated at the Jubilee Room, House of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA on the 17th of January 2018.This celebration was jointly hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPG T) and the British Tamils Forum (BTF).
Theresa May wishes everyone a happy Thai Pongal and an auspicious year ahead. As Thai Pongal begins, Tamil families here in the UK and around the world are coming together to celebrate. It’s a time to cast out the old and embrace opportunities to come. A time to give thanks not just for the harvest, but also for friends, family
A few thousand Tamils across Sutton will be getting ready to celebrate their harvest festival along with millions of Tamils in Sri Lanka, South India and across the world. As chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Tamils, I will continue to shine a light on the ongoing issues in Sri Lanka. In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy Thai Pongal.