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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 27.08.2015

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Onam has said: -

"On the joyous occasion of Onam, I convey my heartfelt greetings to all my sisters and brothers in Kerala and abroad.

Onam is a unique secular festival celebrated by the people of Kerala belonging to all communities, irrespective of caste, creed and economic standing. It represents the spontaneous celebrations of the common people as they welcome their legendary King Mahabali, who was loved by all for his just and benevolent rule. Coinciding with the harvest season, Onam brings with it optimism for the future and gratitude for nature’s bounty.

May this year’s Onam usher in a new era of happiness and prosperity across our country”.

This release issued at 1125 hrs.