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 of Lights this year, we are confident that their celebrations will herald 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 would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers, advertisers, sponsors of various programmes in which we have been involved through the year and well-wishers a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
In presenting this Special Report, we also wish to express our sincere gratitude to them for their continued support and cooperation. May Diwali be the beginning of realisation of all your dreams and objectives in your career, business and lives.
Diwali has sublime relevance to the society at large. Which is why, people of all faiths get together not only to wish those celebrating the event but also join in the festivities.
New Zealand’s multiethnic and multicultural character becomes even more apparent during such occasions. Hindu festivals, occasions such as Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha marked by Muslims and events observed by Buddhists are just a few of the minority fetes in which people of other faiths also enjoy. Christmas and Easter of course, are national occasions in which everyone participates.
Solidarity and Unity
It is a matter of gratification that such occasions-however religious they may seem-bring together people of varied vicissitudes to rejoice.
“Let us celebrate our cultural diversity. There is much to be learnt from each other’s ethnicity and if culture and tradition are what an ethnic group brings, let us rejoice its heritage,” is the underpinning objective.