Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says this Diwali we are coming out of the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is right that we should decorate our houses and light our lights.
While giving his Diwali message from Glasgow, Bainimarama says they controlled this pandemic with knowledge, the knowledge of so many scientists and doctors and other health professionals in Fiji and throughout the world, and they are grateful to them.
He says this year, we are free to celebrate this holiday without many of the constraints we have had to endure over the past year.
Bainimarama says let us celebrate Diwali as Fijians and recommit ourselves to goodness, to enlightenment, to equality and to the dignity and worth of every human being.
He calls on Fijians to light their homes, join with friends, and believe that good does triumph over evil and that knowledge will always triumph over ignorance.
He says no matter what your faith may be, let Diwali be a time when we all dedicate ourselves to goodness and enlightenment.
Bainimarama says Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
He says he also finds himself in Scotland this Diwali for a critical meeting of world leaders that they all hope will lead to concrete and assertive actions to stop the warming of our earth.
Bainimarama says knowledge is showing us the way.
He says in this case, we need it to help us triumph, not over ignorance, but over complacency, weakness and short-sightedness.
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