Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday extended his greetings and good wishes to the people of the state on the eve of Diwali festival and expressed hope that the festivity will spread peace, joy and prosperity in the State.
The Chief Minister in his message, said, “Diwali symbolizes the victory of righteousness over evil, brightness over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and truth over falsity. The illumination on the day marks the joy, happiness on the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. This festival of light inspires all, to move from darkness to light. Let us all walk on the path of Light and become Self Reliant i.e. Swayampurna in true sense”.
He appealed to the citizens to have a safe and eco-friendly Diwali.
“This year, let us think about our environment that gets affected due to excessive bursting of fireworks. Let us have a pollution-free Diwali celebration,” Dr Sawant said.
He said, “Diwali is the festival of sharing happiness and strengthening brotherhood relationship in the State. This Diwali let’s take charge and reach out to the underprivileged people. Let us adopt poor and deprived ones by sharing the happiness of Diwali with them.”
“Our state is progressing rapidly. Let us all together spread the light of development to take Goa forward. May everyone uphold true spirit and defeat all the negativities in lives, to maintain social harmony. May this festival remove all darkness from peoples’ life and brighten every household with joy and prosperity,” the Chief Minister said.