VICTORIA (November 13, 2020) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Diwali:
“Starting tomorrow, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and others across our province and the world, will celebrate the beginning of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas, the festival of lights.
“Both Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas coincide with the darkest night of the lunar month and signify the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair, and celebrate the victory of good in the world. These festivals of lights represent renewal, and all that a new year brings.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations will look very different this year. It is a testament to the strength and dedication of people all around the world, of various faiths and backgrounds, that these holidays will still be celebrated, but in new and innovative ways.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.”