Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, a festival similar to Rakhi that celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters.
Bhai Dooj also marks the end of the five-day Diwali celebrations.
“Best wishes to all of you on the holy occasion of Bhai Dooj,” Prime Minister Modi wrote on the mincroblogging website.
Many other leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, joined the Prime Minister in congratulating the country on this festival.
“Wishing everyone a very happy festival of Bhai Dooj,” Mr Shah tweeted.
“Hearty congratulations to all the countrymen of the holy festival of brotherhood, symbol of unwavering love of brothers and sisters. Wish you such endless love and trust between your brothers and sisters and always have their wishes fulfilled,” Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar wrote.