On Monday, the Diwali greetings for the “festival of lights” were led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu. In her address to the nation, President Murmu urged individuals to attempt to use the lamp of knowledge to brighten the lives of those who are in need.
She said “I pray for the happiness and prosperity of all people in the country.”
“Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali. Diwali is associated with brightness and radiance. May this auspicious festival further the spirit of joy and well-being in our lives. I hope you have a wonderful Diwali with family and friends,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
On its official Twitter handle, the Congress – which has paused the Bharat Jodo Yatra – posted: “Whatever the age, the victory of religion over unrighteousness is certain. Warm wishes to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali. May Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha fill your life with wealth and prosperity.”