The legendary return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana marks the celebration of Diwali. Heralding the advent of peace and prosperity, the festival also calls for all of us to work in unison for all-round progress of the islands.

On this happy occasion, I extend my warm greetings and heartfelt good wishes to the peace loving people of these islands. May this festival of lights banish darkness from every home and bring happiness and joy in every house.

Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh

Lieutenant Governor

Andaman & Nicobar Islands