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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 09.35 GMT

Deepavali brings hope for greater understanding among communities - President

 

Today, as the Hindus of Sri Lanka join their kindred believers the world over to celebrate this great festival, it brings much hope for greater understanding among communities, increased harmony among people and the shedding of differences that keep people apart, which comes from the light of understanding of Deepavali, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

Deepavali marks the victory of good over evil, and bringing the light of knowledge over the darkness of ignorance that are the eternal quests of humankind. It also signifies the progress made in the constant struggle of people for a better life, in keeping with the great spiritual values and traditions of Hinduism, President said in a message.

Full text of the message:


Deepavali, known as the Festival of Light, has special significance as an expression of spiritual richness in the Hindu tradition.

It marks the victory of good over evil, and bringing the light of knowledge over the darkness of ignorance that are the eternal quests of humankind. It also signifies the progress made in the constant struggle of people for a better life, in keeping with the great spiritual values and traditions of Hinduism.

Today, as the Hindus of Sri Lanka join their kindred believers the world over to celebrate this great festival, it brings much hope for greater understanding among communities, increased harmony among people and the shedding of differences that keep people apart, which comes from the light of understanding of Deepavali.

The celebration of Deepavali, with its emphasis on light, will spread a message of joy among those who follow and cherish Hindu teaching, and offer expectations of peace and tranquility through the spirit of sharing.

I wish all Hindu devotees a happy and peaceful Deepavali.
 


 

 
 
   
   
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