To all the Indians of Hindu religion
To all MIC members, PKR and DAP Indian members
To all the Malaysians who celebrates this auspicious occassion,
To all my dear friends and students,
HAPPY DEWALI & GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
To non-Hindus, it is necessary to understand the relevance and significance of this festival.
For some people, Deepavali celebrates the triumphal return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya;
Some Hindus celebrates the festival to venerate Goddess Laxmi - the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
No matter what the story or the reason behind the celebration, the light of the shimmering divas symbolize the subjugation of ignorance and immorality.
The festival commemorates the destruction of evil powers, which subdues humanity, and it announces the triumph of good over evil.
Whatever the interpretations or the mythology may be, the underlying principle remains the same, the emergence of good and truth after the subjugation of evil and untruth.