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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 29.10.2016

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, has sent his greetings to fellow countrymen on the eve of Diwali.

In his message, the President has said, "On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad.

Diwali is a harbinger of hope and aspirations for a better tomorrow. It signifies the triumph of righteousness and victory of good over evil. May the lighting of lamps this year dispel the darkness of ignorance and suffering and illumine our lives with hope and prosperity.

Let us on this day try to bring happiness in the lives of the less fortunate and needy by lighting the lamp of love, care and sharing. May this festival of lights radiate happiness, peace and prosperity in every home across the country. Let us all celebrate a safe and pollution free Diwali”.

This release issued at 1200 hrs.