New Delhi, Sept 14: Vice-President Hamid Ansari today greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, with religious fervour and enthusiasm across the country.
In his greetings, Mr Hamid said, ''This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, who symbolises wisdom, prosperity and happiness.'' He said Lord Ganesha is invoked before any auspicious work begins and for removing obstacles on the path of spiritual and material success.
''Ganesh Chaturthi reminds us of the importance of imbibing the sublime and eternal values in our lives to usher in a humane society,'' said the message.
He also wished that ''this festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness in our lives.''