Newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden, newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris and outgoing President Donald Trump greeted people at Diwali on Saturday. Biden tweeted: “Millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrate Prakash Parv. My wife and I, Jill Biden, wish Diwali. May your New Year be full of hope, happiness and prosperity. (Happy New Year.”
Trump shared his photo at the White House lighting a lamp and wrote with the photo: “Congratulations on Diwali”. Newly elected Vice-President, America’s first Indian and black woman, Harris greeted people on Diwali.
Harris tweeted, “Happy Diwali and Sal. Douglas Amhoff (Harris’ husband) and I wish people around the world a safe, healthy and happy New Year. ”
Previously, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo also greeted people at Diwali. Pompeo, traveling to seven countries in Europe and West Asia, said: “Happy Diwali everyone, celebrating the victory of light over darkness”. May your festival be filled with happiness. ”
In a joint statement, Biden and Harris welcomed people celebrating Prakash Parv in the United States, India and other parts of the world on Diwali. He said Diwali, a festival of sympathy on light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and apathy, has come with deep meaning this year. The statement said our condolences go out to all of those who have recently lost loved ones or who are in difficult times. Our prayers accompany everyone in the fight against the epidemic. He said this time Diwali was celebrated by making video calls and walking away from each other. We hope to celebrate Diwali with you at the White House next year.
Trump said that during this festival of lights, friends, neighbors and loved ones come together to celebrate the spiritual victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. For example, lamps are lit in homes, workplaces and places of worship. The warmth of the lamp reminds us of hope and respect.
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed people celebrating Diwali around the world. Indo-American MP Pramila Jaipal also wished people a Happy Diwali.
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