KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended greetings to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of 'Maghe Sankranti'.

"May this festival inspire all of us to create an environment for prosperity and social harmony", President Deuba said in a statement issued today. Various religions, languages, cultures and festivals have their own distinguished identifies in Nepal – a residence of diverse castes and ethnicity and also have a time-honoured culture of respect to one another, read the message. The celebration of such festivals has inspired one and all to protect and preserve religions, cultures, customs and traditions as well as diversities in our country, Deuba added.