Governor, CM, ministers greet people on Diwali, Ningol Chakkouba

Let us resolve to celebrate Diwali in a clean and pollution free manner as well as build a healthy and prosperous society, the governor said

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has conveyed her heartiest greetings to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

In her message, the governor stated that the festival of Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil and justice over injustice.

“On this auspicious occasion, let us all work towards illuminating our lives with joy and prosperity and spread the light of love and fraternity. Let us share our happiness with the needy. Let us resolve to celebrate Diwali in a clean and pollution free manner as well as build a healthy and prosperous society,” the governor stated.

“In these hard times of global pandemic and gloom, may the light of Diwali brighten our lives and usher in an era of peaceful co-existence and social harmony in our society,” she added in her massage.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, while greeting the people of the state, said Diwali is the festival of light that symbolises the victory of righteousness and lifting the spiritual darkness. The festival marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing 14 years of exile.

“As Diwali gives a significant message of evil being defeated by the good, we must try to eradicate evils like racism, violence and corruption from the society and create a positive atmosphere of goodwill, brotherhood and mutual understanding,” said Biren in his message.

May this festival of light be the harbinger of greater peace and prosperity for all, the chief minister stated.

Works Minister Th Biswajit, CAF and PD minister Th Satyabrata and Social Welfare minister O Henry have extended greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Diwali which falls on November 15 of this year.

Biswajit in his message wished that this year’s celebration of the festival helps in bringing people closer and making life prosperous and happy and create a positive atmosphere of amity, brotherhood, and mutual understanding, which will strengthen the society and the country as a whole.

“Diwali gives a significant message of evil being defeated by the good, in the same way, people must try to eradicate the evils like jealousy, corruption, racism, violence and others from the society,” the message said.

Meanwhile, CAF and PD minister Satyabrata called upon the people of the state to celebrate with full enjoyment in an eco-friendly manner by maintaining social distancing and SOP norms.

Diwali is the festival of lights that symbolises a harbinger of joy and victory of good over evil, he said and wished the people of Manipur greater prosperity and development with universal co-operation and communal integration.

Meanwhile, Social Welfare minister O Henry said expressed wished that the light of Diwali continue to provide hope to all against despair.

The festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing 14 years exile and it celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, hope over despair and knowledge over ignorance, he added.

Fisheries minister S Rajen has extended warm greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba. 

He expressed wish that the festival, which is a festival of love and better relationship between the brothers and sisters of the state in particular, bring love, unity, peace and harmony among different communities living in the state.

“Let the festival be celebrated with the spirit to evade all evil deeds from this human earth. Let us all make this celebration a boon to the society by maintaining all holistic disciplines,” Rajen called upon in his message.

First Published:Nov. 14, 2020, 11:13 p.m.

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