Dubai ruler tweets in Hindi wishing Indians a 'happy and joyful' Diwali

The Dubai ruler encouraged everyone celebrating Diwali in the UAE to send pictures of their celebrations. (File photo: AFP)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted on Wednesday using the Hindi language to participate in the celebrations of the Indian festival of lights, Diwali.

His tweet says: “On behalf of the people of the UAE. I wish @narendramodi and all who are celebrating Diwali a happy and joyful festival. May the light of love and hope shine on us all. I encourage you to share your pictures of Diwali celebrations in the United Arab Emirates! #UAEDiwali”.

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, and it symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53