The harvest festival of Onam is being celebrated with great pomp across Kerala and other parts of India. On the occasion of the festival, politicians across the country have taken to social media and have extended their wishes to the people.
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind shared his wishes on Twitter. Here's what he said:
"My best wishes to all, especially the Malayalee brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May the Harvest Festival bring joy and prosperity to the lives of each and every one of us."
എല്ലാപേർക്കും, പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും ഭാരതത്തിലും വിദേശത്തും ഉള്ള മലയാളികളായ സഹോദരി സഹോദരങ്ങൾക്കും എന്റെ ഓണാശംസകൾ. ഈ വിളവെടുപ്പ് ഉത്സവം നമ്മുടെ ഓരോരുത്തരുടെയും ജീവിതത്തിൽ ഉദാത്തമായ സന്തോഷവും സമ്പത്സമൃദ്ധിയും കൊണ്ടുവരട്ടെ എന്ന് ആശംസിക്കുന്നു.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 11, 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also shared his wishes. He said that that:
"May this festival shower happiness, peace and prosperity all around."
On the auspicious occasion of Onam, I extend my warm greetings to our sisters and brothers of Malayali community across the globe. May this festival shower happiness, peace and prosperity all around. pic.twitter.com/7u6pkeo4b0— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 11, 2019
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter and shared his wishes. Goyal tweeted out a picture and urged people to spread happiness. Here's his tweet:
Greetings on the happy occasion of Onam. May this festival bring you abundance of joy, good health & immense prosperity. pic.twitter.com/AHuW65EWQJ— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 11, 2019
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan too tweeted out his Onam festival wishes to the Indian populace. He said that he hoped the festival brings in health and happiness to everyone.
Onam comes with the promise of abundance, happiness and prosperity.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 11, 2019
I pray and wish that this joyous occasion of Onam becomes a harbinger of health, wealth, happiness and fullness to all.#HappyOnam pic.twitter.com/NPEM7m9Kh1
The honorable Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also took an opportunity to share Onam wishes to everyone. Birla in his tweets asserted that the festival is celebrated with massive fervour across the country. Birla specially mentioned Kerala, as the festival finds its roots in the southern state.
Greetings to the people on Onam. The harvest festival, celebrated with fervour across the country, especially Kerala, is an occasion to celebrate our rich culture, heritage and diversity.— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) September 11, 2019
Congress Leader and Wayanad parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi too extended wishes on the occassion
Happy Onam to each and every one of you!— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 10, 2019
May this festive season bring joy and happiness to all 🌈#HappyOnam
Onam is an annual harvest festival in the state of Kerala in India. The festival is celebrated by Malayalis based in India and other countries across the world. The festival is said to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala during the time of Onam. Numerous festivities are observed and carried out during the Onam festival. Some of these include boat races, tiger dances, flower rangoli and music. Onam is also celebrated with Onasadhya which reflects the spirit of the season and its traditions.