U.S. delegates wish for a joyful Diwali

ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2017 09:05 IST

Washington [United States] October 20 (ANI): Various U.S. delegates took to Twitter to wish the people around the world a very happy Diwali.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted, "May light always triumph over darkness. To all those who celebrate, New York wishes you a Happy #Diwali".

Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie Ed Gillespie tweeted, "Wishing all my friends celebrating Diwali and happy and joyous festival of lights!"

U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III taking to Twitter said, "Darkness can never withstand the power of our light. Wishing all of those celebrating a happy #Diwali".

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris also wished for a joyful Diwali.

"To all those who are celebrating in California, wishing you and your family a joyful Diwali".

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam tweeted, "Wishing a happy #Diwali to all celebrating! May this holiday bring light, love, and peace to your family."

Earlier on Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at White House with Indian Americans.

Trump lit the ceremonial lamp on the occasion and wished everyone happy Diwali.

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai; Vanila Singh, chief medical officer in the office of the assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services; and other Indian American members of the Trump administration were present during the celebration.

Trump's daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities.

Trump on the occasion said, "Today, I was deeply honoured to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community - to celebrate Diwali -- the Hindu Festival of Lights."(ANI)

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