New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday extended Onam greetings and called it “an occasion to express gratitude to mother nature.”
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi extended his greetings to everyone on the occasion of Onam, stating that the festival is associated with “positivity, vibrancy, brotherhood and harmony.”
“Best wishes on the special occasion of Onam, a festival associated with positivity, vibrancy, brotherhood and harmony. I pray for everyone’s good health and wellbeing,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Meanwhile, President Kovind also extended his best wishes on the occasion of Onam and labeled it as “an occasion to express gratitude to mother nature.”
“Onam greetings to all our fellow citizens! This festival is a celebration of the new harvest. It highlights the tireless work of farmers. It is an occasion to express gratitude to mother nature. I wish progress and prosperity for all fellow citizens,” tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala, also greeted all Keralites on the festive occasion.
“I convey my heartiest Onam greetings to the people of the State and other Keralites all over the world. The celebration of Onam rekindles the splendid legacy of a life of equality, oneness and prosperity, filling minds and homes with the celestial joy of festivity,” he said in an official statement.
Onam falls in the month of Chingam, which is also the first month as per the Malayalam calendar. The festive celebrations spread over 10 days mark the Malayalam New Year and ends with Thiruvonam.
(With ANI Inputs)