President Zuma extends Diwali wishes
President Jacob Zuma has extended good wishes to all the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities, in South Africa who celebrate Diwali or Deepavali today, 18 October 2017.
Diwali or Deepavali is the religious occasion that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge and wisdom over ignorance as well as triumph of light over darkness.
On this holy day, devotees around the country and across the world will light lamps that symbolise the victory of light over darkness.
“We wish all Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati communities a peaceful and a happy Diwali. May the divine light bless you with peace, prosperity, happiness, success and fulfillment as you celebrate this important annual occasion. We also urge the use of this special occasion to further cement harmony, unity and togetherness among all our people in celebration of our country’s cultural and religious diversity,” said President Zuma.
Source: Government of South Africa