President Patil, Prime Minister Singh greet the nation on Diwali eve

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New Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have wished all citizens of the country on the occasion of Diwali.

"On the joyous occasion of Diwali, I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to everyone in India and abroad. Diwali, the festival of lights is the celebration of the victory of good over evil," said President Patil in her message conveyed through a release.

"Let this year's festival bring peace, prosperity and communal harmony amongst the people and illumine the lives of those who are in need of help," the message added.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also greeted the nation on the festive occasion of Deepawali.

"Deepawali symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and brings joy and hope to people all over the country. It is an occasion for strengthening the bonds of friendship and goodwill between us. The festival of lights inspires us to fight darkness in all spheres of life," Prime Minister stated in a message

"May Deepawali bring increased happiness, peace and prosperity to our people,' the PM's Diwali message added. (ANI)

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