The President of India,
Shri Pranab Mukherjee has sent his greetings to fellow countrymen on the
occasion of Diwali.
In his message, the President has said, “On the joyous occasion of
Diwali, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to my countrymen in
India and around the world. Diwali is a time for festivity and happiness
cutting across all faiths and cultures. It is an occasion to share our
joy with those who are needy and deprived.
The diyas lit on the moonless night of Diwali signify the end of the
darkness of ignorance and the beginning of light that enlightens all.
On this auspicious occasion, let us channelize our energies towards
vanquishing want and suffering and strive hard for collective growth.
May this Festival of Lights dispel darkness and bring joy and prosperity
I urge all Indians to try and celebrate a pollution free Diwali”.