The festival marks the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is celebrated across India and the world with great enthusiasm.
The celebration marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodha after 14 years of exile.
Friends and families get together, light ‘Diyas’ or earthen lamps in their houses, feast on sweets, exchange gifts, pray and play games.
The festival is celebrated on ‘Amavasya’ . The festival symbolises a harbinger of new beginnings.President, Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended their greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
The Prime Minister wished of a prosperous diwali and hoped that this diwali brings new zeal of light in our lives and also happiness, prosperity and good fortune to the country.