President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Diwali.
Conveying her warm greetings and good wishes, the President said, "May this year's festival bring peace, prosperity and communal harmony".
"Diwali, the festival of light, signifies the triumph of righteousness and victory of good over evil within every human being," she said.
In a separate message, the Vice President said Diwali has always been a great unifying force. "May this festival usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in the lives of all citizens," he said.
The Prime Minister said Diwali is an important occasion for promoting brotherhood and fellow feeling among all sections of the people.
"The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil and reflects the true spirit of our composite culture," he said in another message.