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Amritsar: A view of spectacularly lit Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar, on Oct 18, 2017. (Photo: IANS) by .
A view of spectacularly lit Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar (Photo: IANS)

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh greeted the nation on Diwali….reports Asian Lite News

Amritsar: A view of spectacularly lit Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar, on Oct 18, 2017. (Photo: IANS) by .
A view of spectacularly lit Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar (Photo: IANS)

“Diwali greetings to all. As we celebrate with our families, let us promote sensitivity to others and to our environment,” the President tweeted on his official handle.

Modi said: Diwali ke pawan parv par sabhi deshvasio ko hardik shubhkamnaye #HappyDiwali to everyone! (On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, greetings to the nation).”

Rajnath Singh said: “Warm greetings and best wishes to you and your entire family on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali. Wishing you a Shubh and #HappyDiwali.”

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali.

“The Diwali festival represents the journey from darkness to light and I wish that the light of this festival brings happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone’s lives,” the Congress President said in a statement.

She also hoped that the festival will fill everyone’s lives with love, brotherhood and harmony.

The Congress Vice President tweeted: “Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali. May this festival bring happiness to all.”

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in India.

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated Diwali along the border out posts of Punjab’s international border with Pakistan.

Reports of celebrations were reported in border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.

Celebrations at some places took place on Wednesday night.

Punjab shares a 553-km long international border with Pakistan which is guarded round-the-clock by BSF troopers. Strict vigil is maintained along the border at all times.

 

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