The significance of Deepavali is pertinent for the upliftment of mankind – PPP


See the full statement from the People’s Progressive Party below:

As our nation celebrates the festival of Deepavali, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend greetings to all Guyanese, especially the Hindu community.

The significance of Deepavali, known as the “Festival of Lights”, is pertinent for the upliftment of all mankind through its universal message of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.

The light of the Diyas which will shine throughout our country symbolizes a sense of renewal.

Our Party urges that this message be heeded so that darkness, ignorance, and hatred can be repelled in the interest of all humanity knowing that knowledge will defeat ignorance and compassion will triumph over despair.

Deepavali offers an opportune reminder for all to do their part to achieve that victory. The influence of Deepavali in forging better relationships has grown tremendously over the years.

Our Party is, however, cognizant of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 with the unavoidable curtailing of traditional national events associated with Deepavali, including the various motorcades, and which have been effective in bringing our people together.

The PPP is confident that despite these challenges, the light of the Diyas will continue to shine through into our hearts comforting and guiding us during this period.

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