Shimla: Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh felicitated the people of the State on the occasion of Deepawali.

In her message on the occasion, Governor said that Diwali, the festival of lights symbolises joy and happiness and celebrates victory of good over evil and light over darkness. She hoped that the festival brings joy and happiness into the lives of the people of the State.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, while greeting the people on the occasion, has expressed hope that Deepawali would shower enlightenment on the people of the State and would bring prosperity to them besides strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and unity.

Chief Minister also exhorted people to celebrate the Festival in traditional manner and wished them safe and happy Deepawali.

All Council of Ministers and Chief Parliamentary Secretaries also extended their wishes to the people of the State on the occasion of festival of lights.