Today (13 or 14 April 2009) is the New Year of the Indians and various aupicious occassions are made to greet this day.
As usual, leaders would greet those concern. Since the Indian communities are diversified which comprise of Tamil, Telegus, Malayalees, Sikhs and other Indians races and each of these races have their own way of describing this day.
To the surprise of Malaysian Indians, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak had only congratulated the Sikh community on their 'Vaisakhi day' today as reported by Bernama.
The other Indians, Tamils - 'Puthandu Valthukkal' and Malayalees - 'Vishu' are celebrations of these communities but had not gained any recognition and it denotes an 'insult' to our multi-cultural and diverse Malaysian culture.
Although it may be a mistake on the part of the Prime Minister but as a leader Datuk Seri Najib need to respect every race and give them due recognition.