‘Do good to each other’- President Carmona

President Anthony Carmona.

PORT OF SPAIN , Trinidad -President Anthony Carmona has called on the population to destroy the negatives in their lives and live in brotherhood and harmony with one another.

This was his message on the occasion of Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, in a press release issued on Tuesday from the Office of the President.

Stating that Divali brings inspirational lessons, philosophies and practices to regenerate our society with values, ethics and morals which are entrenched in the Hindu faith and innate in every Trinbagonian, Carmona, said citizens can and must destroy the negatives in our lives, supporting at all times what is right and rejecting the wrongs.

“Divali is a time of great spirituality and brotherhood, family gatherings, fasting, prayers, deep community bonding and celebration,” he said.

This, he noted, is reflected in the pujas, the lighted deyas and the offering of aarti for parents and elders with acts of reverence, respect and humility.

This religious festival, Carmona stated also encourages the creation of greater harmony, peace, order and stability in homes, communities and by extension the nation.

“These positives must not be allowed to diminish as the last flames of the deeyas dim. We must do good and be good to each other always.”

Carmona congratulated the Hindu community for its relentless efforts at propagating the dynamic and unique array of culture, song, dance, cuisine and festivities for which Hinduism and the celebration of Divali are renowned.

Divali is  celebrated today in Trinidad and Tobago as a public holiday.