President, PM greet nation on Diwali
New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on Diwali, wishing everyone joy and happiness.
In her statement, Patil said: "On the festive occasion of Diwali, I express my greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens."
"May the festival of lights dispel darkness and gloom and bring joy, happiness and prosperity to the people of our country," she said.
The country will celebrate Diwali on Wednesday.
Ansari also greeted the people and offered his good wishes.
The "festival of lights, signifies the victory of good over evil and strengthens our resolve to follow true ethical values in our lives.
"May the noble ideals of the festival usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in our lives," he added.
The Prime Minister said the Diwali is a harbinger of peace, joy, and prosperity.
"It celebrates the victory of good over evil, and the spreading of the light of learning," Manmohan Singh added.
"It is a national festival in which all communities rejoice in amity and friendship and celebrate the solidarity of the nation," he added.
May this festival "bring peace and prosperity to all the people of our nation and to the world at large", the PM added.
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