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‘Practice the Meaning of Diwali’

Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mere Vuniwaqa urged her staff to follow and practice the message of Diwali everyday. She spoke of the significance of Diwali and why it
22 Oct 2014 14:33
‘Practice the Meaning of Diwali’

Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mere Vuniwaqa urged her staff to follow and practice the message of Diwali everyday.
She spoke of the significance of Diwali and why it was celebrated as it marked the return of Lord Rama from exile with the burning of oil lamps during their Diwali celebration yesterday.

“Diwali for non-Hindus is mainly about celebrating it with firecrackers and enjoying the public holiday,” Mrs Vuniwaqa said.
But she said Diwali was not only about lighting the sky with firecrackers or dressing up, but it was about instilling the significance of Diwali in everyone’s lives.

“The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
“It is good conquering over evil, and as servants of the State, we need to instill the values of Diwali in our homes, work and whichever atmosphere we are in.

“We should reflect the values in our work and home if we are good role models to our juniors and our juniors to ask themselves whether they were practicing good values.”
She said the Mineral Resources Department was very important.

“The amount of minerals extracted brings a lot of wealth for our State and it is our responsibility to do our level best,” she said.

“Diwali reminds us of goodness, sharing, caring, knowledge and love for all and for us to apply it in our lives.”
She was traditionally welcomed by the staff of the department with arti, tika and garland to show respect and honour her.
View video: Mereseini Vuniwaqa Diwali messgae
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