New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today offered their greetings to the people on the occasion of Onam. This festival marks the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali.
In his message, Mukherjee said: “I extend Onam greetings to all fellow countrymen, especially my brothers and sisters hailing from Kerala, living both in India and abroad.”
“Onam is a festival celebrated by people of all religion, caste and community with equal joy, underlying the secular fabric of our society. May this auspicious festival signifying the spirit of harmony, thanksgiving and optimism bring happiness and prosperity to all sections of our people.”