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PM greets people on the occasion of Diwali

In his message on the eve of Diwali, the PM says the festival was a "harbinger of joy, happiness and prosperity".

india Updated: Nov 08, 2007 16:46 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of Diwali and hoped the festival of lights would bring peace and prosperity to the neighbouring countries too.

In his message on the eve of Diwali, Manmohan Singh said the festival was a "harbinger of joy, happiness and prosperity".

"It celebrates the victory of good over evil, of knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness. It is a national festival in which all communities rejoice and contribute to promoting brotherhood and camaraderie."

In an apparent reference to the political turmoil in Pakistan, where emergency has been declared, the prime minister said: "May this Diwali bring peace and prosperity to the people of our nation, to our neighbours and the world at large."