Diwali 2017: PM Modi, Prez Kovind greet nation; wish citizens happiness, prosperity, good health

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 October 2017, 09:16 AM
Narendra Modi - File Photo
Narendra Modi - File Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his greetings to all the citizens of the nation on the occasion of Diwali. In a Twitter post, the Prime Minister said, “Hearty wishes to the people of India on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.” 

He also shared a picture with a message reading, “May this auspicious festival brighten your lives with prosperity and good health and may there be happiness all around.”

President Ramnath Kovind also took to Twitter to wish people on Diwali. He appealed to the people to be sensitive to others and also the environment as we celebrate the festival of lights.

“Diwali greetings to all. As we celebrate with our families, let us promote sensitivity to others and to our environment,” the President tweeted. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a major Hindu festival celebrated with much fervour across the country.

Popularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali is also celebrated by Hindus in Nepal, Malaysia, Mauritius and Pakistan. According to the Hindu holy books, the festival marks the return of Lord Ram from Sri Lanka to Ayodhya after defeating Raavan.

First Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 09:02 AM
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