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Odishatv Bureau

On the occasion of Diwali today, President Ram Nath Kovind extended greetings to people and urged them to take a pledge to protect the environment. 

"I extend my greetings and best wishes to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. This festival of victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Let us all together, celebrate this festival in a clean and safe way and take the pledge to contribute towards protecting the environment," President Kovind tweeted in Hindi.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his best wishes on the occasion. "Greetings to the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish that this festival of lights brings happiness, prosperity and good fortune in your life. Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali," he tweeted.



Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter to wish citizens on Diwali. "May this great festival of light and happiness illuminate everyone's life with new energy, light, health and prosperity," he tweeted.



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also greeted the fellow countrymen. "Without any discrimination, the light of the lamp gives light to all. May Diwali be among the loved ones connecting everyone's hearts. Happy Diwali," Gandhi wrote in a tweet.



BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda conveyed his best wishes on Diwali saying, "Hearty congratulations to all the countrymen on the festival of lights, Diwali. I wish that this holy festival brings happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone's life." 



BJP vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda also wishes people on Diwali. "...I hope this festival brightens your life and brings happiness & prosperity to all. Let us light the lamp of service and harmony and share happiness. I pray to Maa Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha that their blessings remain on our India forever," tweeted Panda.



"My heartfelt greetings and congratulations to all on the occasion of the worship of Mother Kali and the holy occasion of Diwali. Join in the festivities with caution and caution. May the festival of lights, Diwali, bring happiness and prosperity to the lives of all," tweeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.



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