PM Modi greets Onam: On the occasion of Onam, the Prime Minister sent his best wishes and said that the festival will foster positivity, enthusiasm, brotherhood, and harmony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the people on the occasion of Onam, saying the festival is associated with “positivity, dynamism, brotherhood, and harmony”. The Prime Minister also wished good health and prosperity to everyone who celebrates the festival.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2021
“Happy Onam special occasion associated with positivity, enthusiasm, brotherhood, and harmony,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet posted from his official handle. “I pray for the good health and well-being of all.”
President Ram Nath Kovind Friday congratulated the citizens on the occasion of Onam and also said that the festival promotes harmony, love, and brotherhood in the society. “On the auspicious occasion of Onam, I extend my best wishes and wishes to my fellow citizens, especially the Kerala brothers and sisters living in India and abroad,” the President said in a statement.
Celebrated to commemorate the harvest of new crops in the fields, he said the farmer would show his tireless efforts and gratitude to the mother, which would send a message of harmony, love, and brotherhood in the community.
“On this occasion, let us all resolve to move forward unitedly towards the progress and prosperity of our country,” the President said in his message.
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Onam, celebrated in Kerala, is one of the most popular crop festivals in the country. Every year, it is celebrated between August and September, and accordingly, the festival falls on August 21 (Saturday). However, the festivities began on August 12 and will continue until September 23.
Onam falls in the month of Chingam, which is marked during the months of August-September according to the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated to honor King Mahabali, the kind-hearted and most beloved monster who is believed to be returning to Kerala during this festival.
Every day of Onam that people do to enjoy this festival has its own name, significance, and activities. There are also some Onam celebrations that continue even after 10 days.