Philipsburg, St. Maarten — The St. Maarten Guyanese Association (SMGA) would like to wish all Hindus a Happy Diwali, especially those in the Diaspora who are spending this festival of lights away from our beautiful ‘Land of Many Waters’.
This year, especially after the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma just over a month ago, this observance should more poignant as we stop to reflect and be thankful for life and the fact that good will always overcome evil.
As an association, we call on our Hindu brothers and sisters to celebrate this day as you would have done before to signify the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
Let us light those diyas and welcome this magical time as there is no better time than now to celebrate and embrace love, joy, and everything else that is good.
May those earthen lamps brighten your lives and make St. Maarten a better and stronger island. May your life be filled with infinite joy, wealth, and health. Happy Diwali to you!