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Happy Diwali 2016 Message From The Prime Minister

It is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to every Fijian as we come together to once again celebrate the “Festival of Lights” – Diwali. As one
28 Oct 2016 17:34
Happy Diwali  2016 Message From The Prime Minister
Happy Diwali

It is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to every Fijian as we come together to once again celebrate the “Festival of Lights” – Diwali.

As one of the most important festivals on the Hindu calendar, Diwali has become a holiday that every Fijian looks forward to each year – a time to light candles, exchange gifts and spend cherished time with our loved ones as we all openly embrace this time-honoured festival of our Hindu brothers and sisters.

The symbolism of Diwali –  the triumph of knowledge over ignorance and good over evil – contains meaning that can serve all of us as we strengthen the bonds between our people and move our nation forward. This Diwali, we should all look to better ourselves, to better our nation and to renew our commitment towards the bright future we all envision for our country.

So I ask that we all take time during our celebrations to reflect on the source of our strength as a people – our unity, our camaraderie and our shared identity as Fijians.

It always makes me proud that, year after year, our society has shown that our different faiths are a source of harmony, peace and togetherness. As Fijians, we share in the joy of each other’s festivities and we treat our fellow Fijians with the utmost respect.

In the spirit of these celebrations, let us all give thanks, as one nation and one people, for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon our great nation.

I wish all Fijians a safe and joyous Diwali.

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