MEMBERS STATEMENT-DIWALI

Mr FREGON: On another matter, in the spirit of Diwali I say namaste, namaskar, kam cho, vanakkam and sat sri akaal. I rise to extend my best wishes to all celebrating Diwali. As the member for Mount Waverley I have the great privilege of representing vibrant and diverse South Asian communities in the Mount Waverley district. It is my honour to have joined them in celebrating this fantastic festival over the past few weeks. Diwali has truly become a core part of our community in Victoria’s multicultural social fabric. I wish all those celebrating Diwali a bright and prosperous festival of lights. May this Diwali bring peace and happiness to you and your loved ones. Shubh Diwali and, once again, for knowledge over ignorance.