President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted people on the occasion of Diwali.
In his message, the President said the festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil and justice over injustice.
“On this occasion, let us initiate efforts towards illuminating the lives of all with joy and prosperity…let us share our happiness with the needy,” said President Kovind.
He urged the people resolve to celebrate Diwali in a clean and pollution-free manner.
The Vice President said the festival “encourages us to emulate the noble and virtuous qualities of Lord Rama”.
“Deepawali celebrations play an important role in promoting amity and harmony amongst the people. May this festival light up our lives and usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in our lives,” said the Vice President.
VP Naidu celebrated the occasion with ITBP jawans.
Me and my wife Usha with Jawans of the Indian Tibetan Boarder Police on the occasion of Deepawali today. pic.twitter.com/2JBnPWgu4J
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 18, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too sent out Diwali greetings, and tweeted about how he spent time with the Indian Army in the Gurez Valley in Jammu and Kashmir.
Spending time with our Forces gives me new energy. We exchanged sweets & interacted. Happy to know the Jawans practice Yoga regularly. pic.twitter.com/zvHmaO8bPv — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2017