Muslim girls promote communal harmony on Diwali in Ahmedabad

November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin  
Ahmedabad, Nov.8 (ANI): Hundreds of Muslim girl students heralded the festival of lights, Diwali, by lighting a large number of earthen lamps in Ahemdabad promoting communal harmony and greeting Hindus on the auspicious occasion.

Students of Anjuman Islam High School placed the earthen lamps following a design shaped as a crescent moon, the religious symbol for Muslims. Everyone participated in the inspirational attempt with full joy showcasing their respect for Diwali that is falling on Friday.

“We have placed these Diyas in the form of a crescent moon, which is a religious symbol for Muslims. Our aim is to show solidarity between Hindus and Muslims we are like sisters and brothers,” said Khanajiwala Sana, a student.

“Our endeavour is to inculcate a feeling of oneness and compassion among these children. We are teaching them communal unity. If we condition them to propagate communal harmony right from their childhood, they will spread the light of love in society,” said Ayub Diwan, the principal of the Anjuman Islam High School.

“I hope these Diyas (earthen lamps) will lighten up the darkness that terrorism and communal hatred have spread in our country,” Ayub added.

Deepavali is mainly a Hindu festival but celebrated by people irrespective of their personal religious faith. (ANI)

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