Puducherry: Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy greeted the people on the occasion of Deepavali, the festival of lights.
Deepavali, the festival of lights is not only celebrated in India, but also across the world and symbolises the triumph of good over evil and the victory of Dharma, said Ms Bedi in her message. "May Deepavali illuminate the path of our lives and usher in good health, happiness and prosperity in the lives of people", she said.
Greeting the people, Chief Minister Narayanasamy said that Deepavali is a festival being celebrated by the people of this tiny Union Territory without discrimination of rich and poor. When we are taking a coordinated effort to ensure the welfare of people, some forces are working to stall the same.
All should vow to strive hard to break the barricades to ensure the development of the Union Territory, said the Chief Minister in his message.
Prince of Arcot extends Deepavali wishes:
The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, wishes his Hindu brethren a very happy Deepavali, and said may the festival of lights brighten their homes, with all good health, happiness and long life.
Deepavali symbolises the triumph of good over evil and right over wrong.
We are part of humanity with all its rich diversity of religions, languages, cultures, traditions and experience, and our great secular country, India, forms a large microcosm of the contemporary world.
The common message of all faiths should promote communal harmony, respect to each other’s religion, tolerance and fraternal solidarity among people belonging to all communities, the Prince added.