President Ram Nath Kovind Asks People to Become Lamp of Hope, Prosperity for Poor on Diwali
File photo of President Ram Nath Kovind.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday asked people to take a resolve to become a lamp of hope and prosperity for the poor, destitute and needy this Diwali by sharing happiness. In a message to fellow citizens on the eve of Diwali, Kovind asked people to honour mother nature by celebrating pollution-free, environment friendly and clean Diwali.
"This festival, celebrated by people of various religions and sects strengthens the sense of unity, goodwill and fraternity among the people of our country," the president said. The festival inspires people to work for the service of humanity, he said. "Let us, on this occasion, resolve to become a lamp of hope and prosperity for the poor, destitute and needy people of the society by sharing our happiness just as a lamp lightens many lamps by sharing its light. Diwali is also a festival of cleanliness, so let us honour mother-nature by celebrating pollution-free, environment friendly and clean Diwali," Kovind said.
In his message, the president said, "On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad."
"May this grand festival of happiness and light bring delight, peace and prosperity to each and every house of our country," he said.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also greeted people on the eve of the occasion, saying the festival is a reminder that there is a need to constantly quell demonic forces and foster goodness and harmony in society. In his message, he said Deepawali signifies the victory of good over evil and reaffirms our belief in the noble ideals and morals of Lord Ram's life.
"The festival reminds us that we need to constantly quell the demonic forces and foster goodness and harmony in our society," he said. The festival is always an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. But this year, given the unprecedented health emergency due to COVID-19, Naidu urged people to celebrate Deepawali by adhering to health and hygiene protocols.
"May this festival dispel the darkness of ignorance and kindle the light of knowledge and enlightenment. May it bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives," he said.