Sunday, November 3, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted people on the eve of Deepawali saying the festival is an occasion for strengthening the bonds of love and brotherhood in the society.
\"Deepawali is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. It is an occasion for strengthening the bonds of love and brotherhood in our society,\" the Prime Minister said in his message.
\"May this Deepawali usher in hope, joy and prosperity to all,\" he said.
In an earlier message to his well-wishers, the Prime Minister had urged them to donate money in the PM\'s National Relief Fund instead of sending gifts to him on the occasion of Deepawali.
Sonia greets people on Diwali
Making a strong appeal for \"communal harmony\", Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday greeted people on the occasion of Diwali.
\"May this festival renew and strengthen the bonds of family, community and friendship and may each diya we light be a prayer for communal harmony and fraternal relations between people of different regions and faiths of our country,\" Gandhi said in her greetings.
She said that may the festival of lights bring in peace, prosperity and progress all around.
Sheila Dikshit greets people on Diwali
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit exhorted people of city to avoid bursting of crackers and celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali.
\"I appeal people to celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali with earthen lamps, \'rangoli\' and sweets. We must ensure that the pollution level does not go up,\" she said.
\"We should not burst crackers as it results in noise and air pollution,\" she said.
In a message, Dikshit greeted the people on the occasion of Diwali and hoped that the festival of lights would bring prosperity, happiness and joy in their lives.
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