PM: Divali is relevant to us all

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PM: Divali is relevant to us all

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is reminding the nation that the meaning behind Divali is relevant not just to the Hindu community, but to us all, every citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

He made the assertion in his Divali message as he called on the population to observe the festival as a re-igniting of that light which resides within every human being, giving true meaning to the nature and essence of our world and the divine.

He called on the nation to use instances, like Divali, to strengthen and build new bridges, across the diversity we have celebrated for generations past.

Dr Rowley noted that in this period of cynicism and “bad weather”, there is finger-pointing in every country in the world, whether the topic is the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the supply chain crisis, inflation, crime, climate change, floods, rainstorms and hurricanes, food and fuel prices.

He added that the BBC News recently reported that there are protests of one kind or another, in 90 countries. As lives are being lost, some countries are being threatened with both economic and political collapse.

Dr Rowley assured that while T&T has its own struggles, the Government is working towards ensuring an equitable sharing of the national pie.

He noted that Divali is about bringing light to the darkness of today’s challenging conditions, and appealed to citizens endeavour to bring light into their lives even in the current challenging conditions.