United Conservatives celebrate Diwali
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued the following statement recognizing the celebration of Diwali:
“Today marks one of the most important Hindu holidays of the year – Diwali. Known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, it is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. Jains, Buddhist, and Sikhs also celebrate this holiday in Canada and around the world
“On my recent visit to India, I was honoured to reacquaint myself with the ancient Hindu tradition by visiting the BAPS Swaminaryan Akshardam and by celebrating Ganesh Charturti in Mumbai.
“Diwali brings many Albertans together to celebrate the message of peace and prosperity through the sharing of food and gift-giving.
“As Leader of the United Conservative Party I extend my best wishes to all celebrating Diwali and encourage all Albertans to learn about the Festival of Lights”