Happy Diwali - a message for the Hindu community

David Gold, the Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham sends this message to the Borough's Hindu community:




"I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the local Hindu community on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.  It is very encouraging that Diwali is celebrated here on a grand scale with people from all faiths joining in the Festival of Light.


"Marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year, Diwali is a time for us to reflect on the importance of the family, friendship and goodwill.  It is a celebration of good over evil, of light over darkness and of knowledge over ignorance.  It is also a time for reflection so that we can reinforce our common and shared bonds. 


"The local Hindu community has contributed and enriched our society greatly.  I believe we can be proud; of our vibrant multi racial society, our British identity and our shared values. 


"May prosperity and happiness light your way throughout Diwali and the year to come.


Happy Diwali"