Thousands Greet President Patil On Diwali

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New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) A large number of people visited Rashtrapati Bhavan today to greet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on the occasion of Diwali.

The visitors included people from all walks of life, women, elderly, school children, tiny tots and senior citizens.

Earlier, the President had in a message to the nation on the occasion wished them peace and properity.

''May this year's festival bring peace, prosperity and communal harmony amongst the people, as well as remove ignorance and light the lamp of knowledge amongst us all. Diwali, the festival of light, signifies the triumph of righteousness and victory of good over evil within every human being,'' she said.

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