President greets nation on Diwali eve

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday greeted the nation on the eve of Diwali and asked his fellow citizens to make a resolve to become a ray of hope and prosperity for the poor, destitute and needy people of the society.
The President said in a message, “On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad.
“This festival, celebrated by people of various religions and sects, strengthens the sense of unity, goodwill and fraternity among the people of our country. The festival inspires us to work for the service of humanity.”
The President further said, “Let us, on this occasion, resolve to become a lamp of hope and prosperity for the poor, destitute and needy people of the society by sharing our happiness just as a lamp lightens many lamps by sharing its light. Diwali is also a festival of cleanliness, so let us honor mother nature by celebrating a pollution-free, environment-friendly and clean Diwali.”
“May this grand festival of happiness and light bring delight, peace and prosperity to each and every house of our country,” he added.
Diwali will be celebrated across the nation on Saturday.

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