Festival of lights Diwali is being celebrated across the country with traditional fervor and gaiety today.
The festival, which marks the victory of good over evil, is celebrated by lighting up houses, temples, and other public places. People also worship the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi on the occasion.
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted people on the occasion. In a message, the President said, Deepawali is a festival of joy and happiness and it is celebrated to mark the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and justice over injustice.
President Murmu further added that the festival of Deepawali illuminates the conscience and inspires everyone to work for the welfare of humanity. President Murmu called on to celebrate the festival of lights safely and take a pledge for nation-building by contributing to the conservation of the environment.
In his message, the Vice President said that Deepawali reaffirms people’s belief in living a righteous and virtuous life and performing their duty to the best of their ability under all circumstances. Mr. Dhankhar said, may the brightness and brilliance of this festival spread knowledge, wisdom and compassion to the core of people’s hearts.
In his message, Prime Minister said that may this special festival bring joy, prosperity, and wonderful health to everyone’s lives.