The neighborhood of the U.S. Embassy in India celebrated Diwali with U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on November 12 with festive lights, sweets, and rangoli.
The U.S. Embassy in India shared on social media X, a video exhibiting the neighborhood celebrating the pageant in Indian apparel, making rangolis and adorning the embassy.
“Join in the festivities as the U.S. Embassy community celebrates #Diwali with festive lights, good cheer, and a grateful heart. Wishing everyone a prosperous Diwali!, (sic)” the put up said.
The video additionally confirmed individuals dancing and having fun with Indian beats on the festive event.
Mr. Garcetti expressed his pleasure and stated, “Thank you to the entire U.S. Embassy community here in New Delhi. You make life full of light every single day. We can’t wait to celebrate and bring the light in through singing and dancing.”
Earlier on Thursday, New York State Senator Kevin Thomas joined U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, at their Diwali celebrations on Wednesday.
“It was an honour to celebrate Diwali with @VP Kamala Harris in D.C. tonight. May your Diwali be free from darkness and abundant with light. Happy Diwali!! (sic)” New York State Senator Thomas posted on social media platform X.
Addressing the occasion, Ms. Harris stated that the pageant of Diwali is being celebrated at a time when there’s a lot taking place on the planet.
“We celebrate Diwali at a time when there is a lot happening in the world. And I think it’s important that as we celebrate Diwali, which is about celebrating the light we understand, it is always the context of understanding…and there is certainly a difficult moment we are facing…in particular the reports coming out of Israel and Gaza and I know for all of us it’s devastating and Heartbreaking” U.S. Vice President stated.
Moreover, earlier this week, the Deputy Commissioner on the New York City Mayor’s workplace, Dilip Chauhan, lauded the historic growth of observing Diwali as a public faculty vacation for the primary time in its historical past.
Mr. Chauhan highlighted the importance of this resolution, attributing it to years of devoted advocacy by the Indian diaspora and the Indian-American neighborhood.
“This year Diwali is so significant, first time in the history of New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has declared Diwali as a public holiday in the school of New York City, after years of advocacy…Indian diaspora, Indian-American community…they have worked hard for this initiative. On Diwali, our children don’t need to go to school, they can spend time at home with their family and visit religious places and celebrate with the community,” he stated.