New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on the festive occasion of Diwali to millions of Indians across the world.
President Mukherjee said the festival should become a ‘catalyst for greater unity’ within the country.
Warm greetings & good wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and around the world on the joyous occasion of Diwali #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 11, 2015
“Let us on this Diwali join forces, help needy & engage in collective efforts to lead nation to greater & greater glory,” the President added on Twitter.
May the festival bring joy and prosperity to all sections of our people across the length and breadth of the country #PresidentMukherjee — President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 11, 2015
He also urged the countrymen to celebrate the festival in a pollution-free manner.
PM Modi also wished the countrymen a happy Diwali earlier today on Twitter.
Wishing people in India & across the world a #HappyDiwali. दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें। pic.twitter.com/euZKHByLUj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 11, 2015
Late on Tuesday night, the PM said he spoke to US President Barack Obama through the newly-established hotline and exchanged Diwali greetings. The PM said he was happy to know that the White House was marking the festival.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi also joined in to wish the countrymen on the occasion of the festival of lights.
दीपावली के शुभअवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को सुख, समृधि व उज्जवल भविष्य की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें : श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी pic.twitter.com/CQJ3EuknOC
— INC India (@INCIndia) November 11, 2015
आप सभी को दिवाली की बहुत बहुत शुभकामनायें! http://t.co/1jlD7OZS3M
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 11, 2015
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