Amidst firing and ceasefire violations that have threatened India’s peace in last few months, natives unite and the world comes together to celebrate Diwali this year.
This Diwali in India, turned out to be a spectacle of unity, patriotism and strength against terrorism and anti-Indian ideologies of neighbouring countries like Pakistan and China. While the state governments called on the nation to buy India-made crackers, lights and decorations as opposed to their Chinese equivalents, the Centre requested natives to revive their faith in Indian military. It’s due to the sacrifices of Indian soldiers that the nation enjoyed the festivities of Diwali and the ministers made it a point to pay their tribute to soldiers for the same.
This is how politicians celebrated Diwali across India.
PM Modi Celebrated Diwali with Jawans in Border Regions
The entire nation went gaga when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated his Diwali to Indian soldiers for third subsequent year. Just like the ‘Festival of light’ signifies the victory of light over darkness, this Diwali portrayed the victory of nationalism over anti-nationalist thoughts.
On the auspicious occasion of this festival Indian PM visited Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Dogra Scouts in Kinnaur, Sundoh and Chango districts (Himachal Pradesh) and Indian Army officers guarding Indo-China border. He offered them sweets, exchanged pleasantries with the soldiers and inspected the security measures in border regions.
To make our chivalrous soldiers feel at home, a couple of days back, the PM appealed Indians to send their good wishes and greetings to Indian army via #Sandesh2Soldier Campaign, which spread like a wildfire across the nation and millions of messages poured in from all the four corners of the country. Crores lit lamps to honour their sacrifices whereas superstars, politicians, businessmen and athletes thanked soldiers for their bravery and selflessness.
All in all, it was a happy time for soldiers, who’re risking their lives for the country amidst real firearms and explosions.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh Made a Public Appeal
Addressing the nation on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on Indians to restore their faith in Indian army for it’s the soldiers who’re responsible for delivering the joys of festival across the country. “The nation should be assured that India will never bow down in front of any provocation”, he said.
Rajasthan Smiles Because of CM Vasundhara Raje’s Endeavours
2 weeks back, CM Raje launched the #SmilingRajasthan campaign, wherein, she appealed to affluent members of society, especially the youth to come forward in the support of weaker sections. With the joint efforts of CM and the natives, several homes around the state lit up with happiness and joys of the festive season. While the natives distributed sweets, eatables, toys, stationary, books and clothes to the needy, the CM announced 100% subsidy on LPG gas connections for 40,000 families residing near Ranthambore, Mukundara Hills and Sariska Buffer zones.
It’s a happy time for shop owners because Raje led Rajasthan Government announced power tariff for Diwali decorations in the market. The CM also offered Rs. 20 Lakh to support the family of Late Ghanshyam Gurjar, who was martyred in cross-border firing in Jakura, Sri Nagar.
BJP President Amit Shah Spends Some Time in his Homeland
Diwali was a hectic affair for Shah, who supervised a series of meetings with state BJP leaders like Bhushan Bhatt and Babubhai Patel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He met with Union Minister of Energy Mr. Piyush Goyal to monitor the implementation of LED scheme in Gujarat. State BJP ministers aim to make Gujarat, an eco-friendly, power-savvy state with the implementation of LED lights starting this Diwali. In short, the meetings were some sort of exercise for BJP to gear up for state assembly elections, due next year.