ERC SENDS DIWALI GREETINGS TO GUYANESE AT HOME AND ABROAD





November 3, 2021



The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), extends Diwali greetings to the Hindu community and all Guyanese at home and abroad, reminding of the festival’s pertinent message – the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.


The time-honoured lessons of Diwali provide inspiration and guidance for us to cherish the inevitable positives that would bloom after overcoming the negatives. The Commission supports the goal that positive actions will eventually remove the destructive veil of division and disharmony to achieve national harmony.


For Hindus, Diwali symbolizes the lighted path prepared to herald the homecoming of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile and defeating King Ravana’s tyranny thousands of years ago.






Although the traditional, artistic and well-lit Diwali motorcades traversing the roadways are now suspended, the true spirit and illuminating message of Diwali would be nevertheless sustained by the thousands of flickering Diyas country-wide.


The significance of this national observance is replete with messages of victory and the emergence from darkness and despair. The Commission, therefore, urges Guyanese to endeavour and commit to building upon the enduring festival of lights to sustain peace and brotherhood.


The ERC remains positive for the advancement of the multi-religious Guyanese nation and its peoples but cautions everyone to exercise utmost care to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic.


Shubh Diwali to all from the Ethnic Relations Commission!

2021-11-03