The past 12 months have been tumultuous, traumatic and tragic for us in New Zealand and for many of our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world, notably Japan, India and Pakistan, where natural and manmade calamities have claimed lives and destroyed properties.
As New Zealanders, we demonstrated our solidarity, standing hand-in-hand with our compatriots in Christchurch and Greymouth (where the Pike River Mine tragedy occurred), offering them support and assistance in every way possible. We extend the same support to people elsewhere.
Human memory is short, quickly overcome by evolving trends and developments; and yet, the thoughts of people suffering will always keep us together, because that is the way every society is built – to give, share, enjoy and even cry together.
The ensuing festive season, heralded by the Festival of Lights is meant to rejoice.
Diwali is a time to give, a time to raise hope and a time to look forward to better times. As the members of our community mark the Festival this year, we are confident that their celebrations will be a harbinger for a new era of progress and prosperity for the people of the world at large, irrespective of their social status and religious beliefs.
The management and staff of Indian Newslink express their gratitude to advertisers, correspondents, contributors, photographers, readers and well-wishers for their support and patronage and wish them a Happy Diwali.
In presenting this Special Report, we reiterate our mission to bring you quality journalism, with reports, articles, features and news of value.
May Diwali be the beginning of realisation of all your dreams and objectives in your career, business and lives.