New Delhi 30 August 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has greeted the people on the occasion of Onam. In his message, Shri Birla said:
'Heartiest wishes to all citizens on the occasion of Onam. This festival reflects our cultural heritage, communal harmony and glorious history. The values of amity and sacrifice are at the core of this celebration. The munificence of Samrat Mahabali, who sacrificed his everything to keep his word to the Vamana, is the inspiration behind this great festival.
In these difficult times of COVID-19, we must imbibe the spirit of Samrat Mahabali's self sacrifice and mercifulness. We can only fight this challenge when all of us stand together, shoulder to shoulder.
I pray for the happiness and prosperity of our people on the occasion of Onam. May everyone enjoy good health, happiness and peace with their family and community. Like the Rangoli, created on Onam, may your life be filled with the rich colours.'