This year’s joy of celebrating Deepavali

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments


The endemic stage of Covid-19 could not have come at a better time as Hindu’s in Malaysia look forward to celebrating on a grand scale the mystical festive occasion of Deepavali after having struggled and agonised with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Truly, like the epic tale, Deepavali this year is the culmination of the triumph of evil over good with soothsayers and astrologers forecasting good fortune and an abundance of blessings in the aftermath of the dreadful Covid-19 pandemic.

This is indeed a reason and cause to celebrate with much joy, merriment and happiness, not only for Hindus, but Malaysians of all faiths to enjoy in the goodwill and bliss of an occasion that is deeply rooted and steeped in tradition.

It doesn’t matter if you are not a Hindu. This is the festival that has come at an appropriate time and regardless of whether it is just one day of a public holiday, make the most of the day to forge the bond of unity with Hindu celebrants.

In doing so, it is not that there is a compromise of our individual faith and belief in our respective religion but that the camaraderie spread must be tapped to highlight and focus on commonalities as Malaysians.

Deepavali is not just about Hinduism, it is a reflection of the various religions being in sync with each other and allowing us to achieve the objective of forging bonds of friendship and unity in the spirit of the Malaysian Family.


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