Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sent his Diwali greetings to the Indian community in Australia.
“My warmest greetings to the people of so many faiths who celebrate the festival of lights,” said Mr Morrison in his Diwali message.
PM Morrison says on the darkest night of the month, we hold in our hearts the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
“It is the moment when we turn the corner, and begin to see the lights ahead of us, guiding us forward,” he said, adding, “We have been through dark times in these last two years.”
Mr Morrison is in Glasgow to participate in the UN Climate Summit COP26. He met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Glasgow on the sidelines of the summit. The two leaders tweeted pictures after this meeting.
“Never a dull moment when you are meeting the one and only Scott Morrison,” Modi tweeted.
Scott Morrison did not forget those who would not be able to celebrate Diwali in Australia due to restrictions in some parts of the country.
He said, “This year, we celebrate Diwali as we draw ever closer to the light at the end of our COVID-19 tunnel. That means all the things we’ve had to forsake – welcoming, gathering, celebration and ceremony – will again be possible. For some parts of Australia, we will be able to celebrate this year, and for the remainder of the country, next year.”
“We look forward with joy and hope knowing that our Diwali celebrations will take place again. Over recent years, I have joined Diwali celebrations around Australia, and I know the joy, colour, community and food that makes Diwali such a special celebration,” added Mr Morrison.