In the spirit of the vibrant and culturally rich Onam festival unfolding across Kerala and southern India, notable political figures, such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, have taken the opportunity to extend their warm and festive wishes. The 10-day Onam celebration, marked by its grandeur, symbolizes both the harvest season and the unity of people.
Political Leaders Extend Onam Greetings
Leaders from various political spheres have come together to share their heartfelt greetings for the occasion of Onam 2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, and others have utilized their platforms to convey their best wishes for the festival. They encouraged people to spread the joy of Onam and expressed their hopes for prosperity for all.
PM Modi’s Message
Taking to his social media account, Prime Minister Modi conveyed his wishes, stating, “Onam greetings to everyone! May your lives be showered with good health, unparalleled joy, and immense prosperity. Over the last many years, Onam has become a global festival and it beautifully showcases the vibrant culture of Kerala.”
President Murmu’s Gratitude
President Murmu expressed gratitude to Mother Nature for her abundant blessings on this auspicious occasion. She hoped that the harvest festival would usher in prosperity and foster harmony among all.
Values of Equality and Fraternity
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan underscored the intrinsic essence of Onam, which embodies timeless values of equality and fraternity. He emphasized that these values serve as a driving force behind the efforts to recreate conditions of peace and prosperity, while promoting love, equality, and harmony.
Unity and Equality in Khan’s Message
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan called upon people to join hands in spreading the charm of Onam across the globe. He described Onam as Kerala’s unique message of love, equality, and harmony.
Yechury’s Message of Triumph
Sitaram Yechury wished for the establishment of an equitable society based on liberty, equality, and fraternity. He viewed Onam as a representation of triumph over opposing forces.
Stalin’s Hope for Equality and Brotherhood
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin regarded Onam as an opportunity to reestablish India filled with equality, brotherhood, and growth. He extended heartfelt wishes for the festival, acknowledging its significance in Kerala’s cultural heritage.
The Congress Party’s Warm Greetings
The Congress party’s social media handle also extended warm greetings to the people of Kerala, wishing happiness and abundance on the occasion of Onam.
Onam’s Cultural and Mythological Significance
The Onam festival, celebrated with zest and enthusiasm, carries both cultural and mythological significance. It originates from the legend of King Mahabali, whose reign was marked by equality and harmony. Despite being relegated to the netherworld by the gods, he returns annually on Thiruvonam day, marking the festive celebration of Onam.
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