On the auspicious occasion of “Onam”, the festival of harvest, I extend my warm and heartiest greetings to the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

Onam is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in South India as also in our Islands. This festival encompasses a spectrum of fascinating activities. As per legend, the festival commemorates the visit of King Mahabali to the State of Kerala.

May this festival usher in an era of happiness and prosperity and further strengthen the bond of unity amongst the people of these Islands.

Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh

Lieutenant Governor

Andaman and Nicobar Islands