Onam will give Kerala strength to overcome adversities: PM Modi

The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with Kerala and prays for the happiness as well as prosperity of its citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2018 13:29 IST
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A vendor selling “Thrikkakara Appan”, the most important of Onam celebration at Kochi in Kerala on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed hope that the festival of Onam will give new strength to the people of Kerala to overcome the advertises in the aftermath of the floods.

He said the country is behind the people of the state.

“May this Onam give further strength to the people of Kerala to overcome the adversities they have been facing for the past few days,” he wrote on Twitter.

The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with Kerala and prays for the happiness as well as prosperity of its citizens, he said.

The state has been witnessing its worst floods in a century. Heavy rains and flooding have claimed 231 lives since August 8 in the second spell of the monsoon.

First Published: Aug 25, 2018 13:29 IST