Vice President greets the nation on the eve of Deepawali
I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, the festival of lights.
Celebrated with traditional fervor and zeal, Deepawali is associated with Shri Rama’s return to Ayodhya with Maa Sita and Laxmana after the exile of fourteen years. Signifying the victory of good over evil, the festival reaffirms our belief in the noble ideals of Shri Rama’s life.
Shri Rama is the embodiment of truth, Dharma, courage and compassion in our culture. The ‘Maryada purushottama’ is revered as an ideal king, obedient son, invincible warrior and a role model for all.
Celebrations of Deepawali include the worship of Maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of Prosperity.
May this festival that brings light, harmony, prosperity and peace into our lives usher in a new enthusiasm to make our lives more fulfilling and bring happiness to everyone around us.