Motion without notice by the Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Dr Mathole Motshekga on Diwali

04 November 2010

I move without notice, that the House;

Notes,

That on 5 November Hindus worldwide will be celebrating one of the biggest events on the Hindu calendar, Diwali, the festival of lights;

Further Notes,

That Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and is celebrated to promote and cherish peace, harmony and the triumph of light over darkness;

Recognises,

That the festival of Diwali symbolises the reaffirmation of hope, calls for a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill and is a celebration of all the myriad joys of life;

Wishes,

All Hindus a happy and prosperous new year

Extents,

Our best wishes to the Hindu community over this auspicious period

I thank you!