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Diwali is universally recognised as the festival of light; the triumph of knowledge over
ignorance and the substitution of all that is negative with that which is positive.
As we celebrate this most auspicious occasion on the Hindu calendar, we call on all
Guyanese, in particular our Hindu brothers and sisters, to reflect upon the significance of
this great festival and to inculcate its message into our daily lives.
This message is extremely relevant today in face of the many challenges that impacts humanity across the
world. It reassures hope thereby strengthening our resolve to mitigate adversities.
Occasions like Diwali continue to present the opportunity for all of our people to display
to the world, as one nation, the beauty and uniqueness of our cultural, ethnic and religious
diversity and tolerance. Let us all remain open to be inspired by its pertinent messages
and to work for the best interest of our country and fellowmen and women, building
stronger bonds of togetherness.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the customary observances and
celebrations of national events. The much anticipated and countrywide motorcades that
have become synonymous with Diwali and served to bring our people together,
regrettably, will once again be curtailed. Despite the challenges of that reality, we are confident that the light of the Diyas will continue to shine through into our hearts comforting and guiding us during this period.
The PPP wishes to extend warm Diwali greetings to every Guyanese, especially our
Hindu brothers and sisters.
Shubh Deepavali to All!