New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday greeted people on the occasion on Onam and said it should mark a new beginning to those trying to rebuild their lives after the devastating floods in Kerala.
"On the occasion of Onam, I extend my greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens, especially to our brothers and sisters of Kerala in India and abroad," the President said in a statement.
"May this festival bring peace and happiness to our people, in particular to all those in Kerala who are recovering in the aftermath of the recent floods, and are gradually beginning to rebuild their lives with their characteristic grit and resilience.
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"May Onam mark a new beginning," he added.