வணக்கம் – Vanakkam and Warm Greetings.
The President, his Executive Committee, Trustees & Advisories of the South African Tamil Federation, together with its National & Regional affiliates express our profound best wishes for a joyous, cheerful and peaceful Deepavali to all who celebrate this auspicious and scintillating festive occasion.
May the ever-luminous power of light, divinity and radiance prevail over our sadness, our darkness and our obscurity – instilling a time for greater understanding, optimism, hopefulness and new beginnings!
May we thoughtfully reach out to the lesser fortunate and disadvantaged people in our community, and more abundantly, in the compassionate spirit of caring and sharing. We also extend our well-wishes and benevolence to our North Indian communities celebrating their Diwali and New Year – let us collectively continue to safeguard our cultural and religious diversity; building on our cohesive relationships and development initiatives for a better-quality of life for our communities.
Our thoughtfulness and special reverence is conveyed to all those who had lost their loved ones and we earnestly believe that the spirit of our departed souls will always remain and survive in the memories of the living.
Let us guide, caution and strive for an injury-free Deepavali – we make a special appeal to our people to use fireworks with responsibility, under close supervision and with concerned sensitivity over our children, the aged and our pets – and more importantly, within the stipulated firework restrictions and by-laws of the local municipalities.