Indian Newslink belongs to a family of readers who represent every facet of human faith and disposition, some of them even transcending the borders of religion, just as they do with language and nationality.
It is therefore natural for us to commemorate every major event on the social and religious calendar of the community of people with equal zest and sincerity.
For, we are in partnership with people and partake in their vicissitudes and joy.
Truth always wins
Diwali has always had a festive connotation with the Hindu belief that it symbolises the adage that evil will always be vanquished and that truth will always prevail, no matter how long it takes.
But the most significant aspect of the Festival which has now assumed national and international proportions is that it denotes peace, progress and prosperity for all, transcending religious, social and other faiths; that it eulogises harmony, happiness and honour among men, women and children across social, economic and political spectrums; and that it ushers in a new era of hope and not despair; confidence and not diffidence and trust and not suspicion in the lives of ordinary people like us.
But as we dedicate this year’s Diwali Special to people- readers, contributors, advertisers, those who wish us well and even those who don’t, we would like to say there is goodness in every one of us.
And may that goodness come to the fore and take over negative thoughts and deeds.
After all, Diwali is the Festival of Lights and must cover darkness.
It is the light that we see that will lead us towards our destination, instilling in us wisdom and joy.
We wish you, your family, friends, everyone in New Zealand and the world in fact the best- progress and happiness knows no religion, cast, colour or creed.
Just as we in this newspaper do not know.
It belongs to all.
Just like the rays of the Sun and lights of the stars that shine from above.
This year, as we extend our warmest greetings to our readers, contributors, advertisers, well-wishers, competitors and even those who are not entirely happy with us, we hope and pray the world would become a happier place for every human being.