At this time of year, I think about one of the core Canadian values of inclusiveness. It is a festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains—festival spanning a range of the diaspora. I always think about how our families have come to Canada and have carved out a unique Canadian identity that we share with each other.
Diwali is the time of year we celebrate the festival of light – the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair. It is a reminder of the importance of understanding, self-improvement, and seeking the right path.
As we celebrate today and spend time with our loved ones, Asia Metro News Magazine would like to wish everyone in around the globe a very happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas!