Tibetan PM-in-exile greets Indians on Diwali


November 13, 2012 3:09 pm

Dharamsala, Nov. 13 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of India on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

In his message, Sangay said: “I just want to wish everybody in India a happy Diwali. Being born and brought up in India I have celebrate Diwali and burst a lot of firecrackers since childhood and looking forward to a very noisy evening and smoky nights for a few days to come.”

Meanwhile, Speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile, Penpa Tsering pointed out the mythological significance of the festival.

“Diwali is very symbolic. It is symbol of victory of good over evil and that marks the festival of lights. On behalf of all the Tibetans we want to wish all Indians a very happy Diwali,” said Tsering.

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after completing 14 years of self-exile and killing Ravana. (ANI)