In his greetings, Purohit appealed to the people to brighten the lives of others just like how one lights lamps.
"Diwali, the festival of lights, is a day of rejoicing. People across the country celebrate the festival with gaiety and festivity," he said.
The Chief Minister, in his greetings, said, "Diwali is celebrated for the killing of a demon Narakasuran. Let the festival bring happiness and prosperity."
Regarding it as one of special festivals, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam expressed hope the occasion would get rid of the sufferings of the people and usher in happiness and peace.
Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Anbumani Ramadoss, greeting the people, said let the festival foster fraternity and peace among the masses.
AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran said, "Let the festival facilitate us to realise our dreams."
“I wish that Deepavali shall bring happiness and brightness to all the families. Like how light brings brightness to the nearby area, we should also bring brightness to the lives of people surrounding us”.
- Banwarilal Purohit, Governor in his wishes written in Tamil for the first time
The killing of Naragasuran by Thirumal with the help of Thirumagal is celebrated as Deepavali. Like the lights from the lamps filling the entire surrounding, sweetness should be filled in the hearts of people by eliminating darkness.
-Edappadi K Palaniswami, Chief Minister
On the day of Deepavali we wish people to get all the wealth they desire and to celebrate the festival of lights with relatives and friends by bursting crackers and distributing sweets.
- O Panneerselvamand EPS, Joint statement
Deepavali signifies that evil has an end. In mythology, Naragasuran was killed and now in the democratic era, people should pledge to destroy political Naragasurans hiding under the blanket of democracy.
- TTV Dhinakaran,AMMK deputy general secretary
Poor and middleclass people have been affected by skyrocketing prices of commodities and they are struggling to get crackers and new clothes for Deepavali. Despite all odds, I wish people to celebrate Deepavali and for a better future.
-Vijayakant, DMDK leader
It is disheartening to see people struggling in poverty and youngsters without jobs. Apart from targets rising for TASMAC every year Tamil Nadu had not seen any growth in the recent years. Life of people should be filled with lights every day and on the occasion of Deepavali people should work towards achieving their goals.
- S Ramadoss, PMK founder