New Delhi, September 11: On the auspicious occasion of Onam on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished citizens. He tweeted saying, "Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Onam! May this festival further the spirit of happiness, well-being and prosperity in our society." Onam 2019 Messages And Images: WhatsApp Stickers, GIFs, Greetings and SMS to Wish Your Friends and Family This Festive Season.
The ten-day harvest festival, Onam 2019 began on September 1 and the festivities will continue till September 13. The festival commemorates the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali. The observance is celebrated with great pomp and fervour by Malayalis living across countries.
Check PM Narendra Modi's tweet:
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Onam! May this festival further the spirit of happiness, well-being and prosperity in our society.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 11, 2019
According to a PTI report, as Kerala gets into the festive mood, police are maintaining tight vigil with the army receiving information that there may be a terror attack in southern parts of the country.
Last year, due to the floods that claimed over 400 lives and destroyed houses and livelihood of people with many housed in relief camps, festivities were the last thing to come up in the minds of Keralites last year. The government and organisations had cancelled official Onam celebrations.