New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil, Vice
President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Onam which is being
"On the joyous occasion of Onam, I offer my heartiest
greetings to all my fellow citizens and especially to the
people of Kerala and wish them all prosperity and happiness,"
Patil said in a message.
Ansari said the festival of Onam celebrates the onset of
harvest season and the mood of rejoicing is vividly captured
in the colourful festivities transcending all barriers.
"May the festival usher in peace, prosperity and
happiness in the society and contribute towards the nation`s
progress," he said.
In his message, Prime Minister Singh said the festival
was an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of unity and
brotherhood and to renew the commitment to an egalitarian