On behalf of the Victoria Police I would like to express my best wishes to everyone celebrating Diwali.
Celebrations of Diwali this year begin from 1 November onwards with the main celebration of Laxmi Puja (Goddess of wealth and prosperity) on Sunday, 3 November. This festival brings friends, neighbors, and communities together to share the things we value most in life – harmony, peace and understanding.
For many cultures the New Year represents an opportunity for the initiation of new ventures and Diwali is no exception. It is a time to look forward with excitement and hope to the entire New Year of opportunity and a time to reflect on how we create a better future.
Victoria Police acknowledges diverse ethnic and cultural heritage as a valuable asset, representing diversity with an opportunity where we all can live, work and build our ethos with inclusiveness, mutual respect and co-operation to bring us all together with different faiths and beliefs.
So let us continue to work together to encourage and promote mutual understanding and acceptance to build a caring, safe and generous society.
“DIWALI KI SHUBHKAMNAYEN”
“A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DIWALI”
Mr. Ken D Lay APM
Chief Commissioner of Police,