GOVERNOR EXTENDS ONAM GREETINGS

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  Governor of Goa, Shri P.S Sreedharan Pillai has extended his heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa particularly the brethren from Kerala on the auspicious festive occasion of Onam.

           In his message the Governor said, “This colorful and joyous national festival of Onam commemorates the homecoming every year of king Mahabali who was a just and benevolent king revered by his subject. Floral decorations are made in front of homes to welcome this great king and payers’ are made for happiness and prosperity. It is a 10-days long festival celebrated with great gaiety and enthusiasm and marked by a rich tapestry of cultural events. The uniqueness of Onam lies in the fact that it is celebrated by other communities with equal zest”.

          Further he said festivals such as Onam add to the rich cultural landscape of our country as people from all communities join the festivals. Such festive occasions serve to strengthen the bond of togetherness and oneness of people. They reaffirm our faith in the principle of unity in diversity.

        This year while celebrating Onam, let us remember to strictly follow all the health protocols and guidelines and to stay safe. May this Onam bring renewed peace, prosperity and happiness to one and all, the Governor concluded.

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