New Delhi, Oct 27 : Vice President Hamid Ansari today greeted the nation on the joyous occasion of Diwali.
In his message, the Vice President said that this festival usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in the lives of all citizens.
"Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated all over the country in a mood of festivity and gaiety. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and strengthens our resolve to follow the high ideals in life," he added.
He said Diwali has always been a great unifying force in our society as it draws people out in a joyful celebration. Let us celebrate this unique festival in its true spirit.
The day commemorates the homecoming of Lord Ram after a 14-year exile in forest. The people of Ayodhya welcomed him back by lighting rows of lamps.
The festival, which signifies victory of good over the evil, comes exactly twenty days after Dussehra.