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'Navreh, Not Nauroz,' Say Netizens To Priyanka Gandhi Vadra After She Sends In Parsi New Year Wishes To Kashmiri Pandits

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Priyanka Gandhi has wished her 'Kashmiri brothers and sisters' a 'Nauroz Mubarak' instead of 'Navreh', on Saturday
  • Navroz or Nauroz - the Iranian/Persian New Year was celebrated on March 21 and Navreh,- The New Year’s Day celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits is celebrated on Saturday
  • Twitter has been quick to call her out for her faux pas

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made a Twitter gaffe on Saturday, wishing her Kashmiri sisters and brothers, “Nauroz Mubarak” (the Iranian new year) instead of "Navreh" (the Kashmiri Pandits’ new year). In a post praising her mother for ‘preparing a thali’ for her as she was unable to do so because of her road show, she wrote:

Navroz or Nauroz - the Iranian/Persian New Year is celebrated primarily by Zoroastrians was celebrated last month on March 21.

Meanwhile, Navreh -The New Year’s Day celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits falls on Saturday - April 6, 2019, along with Gudi Padwa and Ugadi.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra herself is part Kashmiri Pandit on her maternal great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru’s side and part Parsi from her paternal grandfather- Feroz Khan’s side. 

The Twitterverse was quick to point out the mistake, a few educating the politician about the different festivals in India, saying:

 


 

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