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Festival of Lights ‘Diwali’ celebrated in the city of Lights

By: Sanjay Mathrani

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Karachi : Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with jubilation and enthusiasm as one of the biggest Hindu festivals. The Festival of Lights ‘Diwali’ celebrated to foster the message of interfaith harmony, brotherhood and peace by National Minorities Commission.

Chairman National Minorities Commission, Chellaram Kewlani shared during his welcome note that aiming to promote religious diversity and inclusiveness Diwali is being celebrated, and the message of Diwali itself is a great source of inspiration and motivation.

He added that, it’s the third time in the history of Karachi that NMC is organizing this feast and people from different walks of life are participating and sharing their regards.

 

MPA, Naveed Anthony said that Hindu community was an integral part of Pakistan and our bouquet of diversity is incomplete without them.

He said the NMC was working very hard to ensure rights of all the minorities and provide equal opportunities in all fields of life to progress and grow in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan.

MNA, Lal Chand Malhi expressed that the history of Diwali which signifies spiritual uplift and victory of light over darkness. Its rituals normally last for three days, with the climax occurring on the third day that coincides with the darkest night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

He said all the people living in Pakistan are one nation and joint celebrations like these are an important feature of celebrating the diversity we have as one nation.

Advocate Kalpana Devi appreciated the joint celebrations of Diwali and said a joint message from Pakistan would reach the whole world that we all are one nation and we all love and respect each other. This festival is celebrated on a grand scale by Hindus everywhere in the world.

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