Vice President greets people on the occasion of Onam

Published: Aug 20, 2021, 6:33 pm IST

New Delhi, The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the people on the occasion of Onam. Following is the text of the message –

“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Onam.

Onam marks the beginning of the harvest season in various parts of our country and is an occasion to celebrate the vitality and abundance of nature. As an ancient festival of Kerala, Onam honours the memory of legendary king Mahabali. The colorful festival of flowers is an occasion for family and friends to get together and indulge in traditional games, music and dancing and partake in a grand feast, the ‘Onasadya’.

I urge my fellow citizens to celebrate the festival by adhering to COVID health and hygiene protocols. May the festival usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in our country.”

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