President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.
Naidu said in a series of tweets that Diwali signified the victory of good over evil.
"I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion. Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil and reaffirms our faith in the noble qualities that Lord Ram embodied.
"Also associated with Goddess Lakshmi - the harbinger of wealth, grace and prosperity - Diwali is celebrated not only in India but all over the world by the people of Indian origin. May this festival bring illumination, peace, prosperity and happiness in our lives," Naidu said.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter: "Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone's lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail."
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati extended Diwali wishes to people across India, specially to those belong to the Indian Army, labourers, farmers, youth and women.
In a statement, Mayawati requested the Centre and the state governments to end all kinds of discrimination, casteism, exploitation and harassment in the society and ensure justice to the underprivileged.
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