Tuesday 29 October 2019 4:57 AM UTC
NEW DELHI Oct 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked world leaders who wished him on Diwali, hoping that the festival of lights furthers the spirit of harmony and happiness.
Responding to British Prime Minister’s “Shubh Diwali” tweet and a video message in which he referred to “samosas and sweets”, PM Modi said he fully agrees that the festival brings all of us together.
Narendra Modi @narendramodi: “PM @BorisJohnson wonderfully explains the essence of Diwali. I fully agree that Diwali brings all of us together. Also grateful to him for highlighting the contribution of Britain’s Indian community. Hope he too enjoyed the Samosas and sweets this festive season. 🙂
Boris Johnson @BorisJohnson “To everyone celebrating Diwali here in the UK and around the world, I want to wish you all a happy Diwali and a joyful and successful new year. Shubh Diwali!
“Hope he too enjoyed the Samosas and sweets this festive season :),” the PM said.
PM Modi also thanked Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for their greetings.
Narendra Modi @narendramodi “My dear friend Bibi, thank you for the Diwali greetings. Greetings to you as well. @netanyahu https://twitter.com/netanyahu/status/1188435685679779841 …
Benjamin Netanyahu @netanyahu “I wish my friend Prime Minister @narendramodi and the people of India a happy #Diwali! ????
PM Modi, while extending greetings to Donald Trump, said as always, the US President marked Diwali with great enthusiasm. “May there always be brightness all around!Narendra Modi,” he added.
Narendra Modi @narendramodi “As always, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump marks Diwali with great enthusiasm. Season’s greetings to him. May there always be brightness all around!
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump As Diwali commences, @FLOTUS Melania and I wish those observing the Festival of Lights a blessed and happy celebration! #HappyDiwali
US Vice President Mike Pence also extended his greetings on the festival. Responding to Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas greetings by Canadian premier Justin Trudeau, PM Modi hoped that the special occasions bring happiness and good health in everyone’s lives.
Narendra Modi @narendramodi Thoughtful greetings by PM @JustinTrudeau.
May the special occasions of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas bring happiness and good health in everyone’s lives. https://twitter.com/justintrudeau/status/1188540270213763074 …
Justin Trudeau @JustinTrudeau Wishing a very happy #Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas to everyone celebrating in Canada and around the world: Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated by Sikhs and it coincides with Diwali. – PTI
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