The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) family wishes its member countries a HAPPY DIWALI!

May the joy of this divine festival bring merriment, prosperity, and enlightenment to each and everyone of us as we strive for a better future and may all our lives shine as bright as the lights of Diwali!

[Diwali, also known as the Festival of Light, is an annual festival celebrated by Hindus in commemoration of Lord Rama’s return to his home after a fourteen-year exile, symbolizing the triumph of light over evil. On this day, devotees worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. In preparation for the festival, people often clean their houses, offices, and shops in hopes of bringing them good fortune. On the day of the Diwali, people illuminate their homes and offices with lamps, symbolizing the expulsion of darkness and welcoming of the light, while offering prayers to their deities. People also enjoy sweets and pastries with their families and friends during this festival.]