6 November 2018

Mauritius: Divali Symbolises the Festival of Unity, Says Prime Minister

press release

Divali, the festival of light brings among the different communities the values of unity, sharing, solidarity and happiness. It is an occasion for families to come together to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with hope.

This statement was made by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth yesterday at the National Divali celebrations, held at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, Pailles.

The Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, and Minister for Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, and several other Ministers and eminent personalities were present at the event.

According to the Prime Minister, the celebration of light empowers everybody to commit himself to good deeds which bring him closer to divinity. He highlighted that the purpose of the National Divali celebrations is to sensitise the public on the cultural heritage of Mauritius and also to further promote unity in diversity and national cohesion.

Minister Roopun, on his part, underlined that the festival of Divali symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. He further added that the festival is marked by several days of celebrations, which literally illuminate the country with its brilliance and dazzle people with joy.

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