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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

DIWALI - HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

STATEMENT ISSUED BY BANTU HOLOMISA, MP - UDM PRESIDENT 
AND ALL UDM MEMBERS

In South Africa, 14 of November this year marks an important date for the Hindu community. This day is known as Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu festival of lights  - a time of hope and new beginnings.

As fellow South Africans we can learn from our Hindu brothers and sisters. We must, as a collective, remove darkness from the face of the earth. We must remove the difference between rich and poor - the haves and the have-nots. We must show kindness to our fellow South Africans; a little aid and assistance can bring joy and relief to the many poor and needy people of our country.

The UDM wishes the Hindu community well on the joyous occasion of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

Pretoria
14 November 2001

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