President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on the occasion of Onam

Onam falls in the month of Chingam, which is the first month according to the Malayalam calendar. The celebrations spread over 10 days mark the Malayalam New Year and conclude with Thiruvonam.

Written by August 31, 2020 08:39
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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday extended greetings on the occasion of Onam calling it a “symbol of our rich cultural heritage and an expression of our gratitude to Mother Nature at the arrival of the new crop”.

He urged the people to take care of people belonging to the weaker sections of society and follow guidelines to contain COVID-19.

“Onam greetings to everyone! The festival of Onam is a symbol of our rich cultural heritage and an expression of our gratitude to Mother Nature at the arrival of the new crop. Let us take care of people from the weaker sections of the society and follow guidelines to contain COVID-19,” the President tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Onam.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Happy Onam to all Malayalees. Onam is a celebration of friendship and unity. The festival is also an opportunity to express our gratitude to our hard working farmers. I wish everyone a long and healthy life and happiness during this Onam season.”

Onam festivities, which started on August 22, will continue till September 2.

Onam falls in the month of Chingam, which is the first month according to the Malayalam calendar. The celebrations spread over 10 days mark the Malayalam New Year and conclude with Thiruvonam.