Biden and Kamala Harris greet Indians on Diwali

Washington: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have sent Diwali greetings to the people across the world, saying the festival of lights, amidst the pandemic, carries a deeper meaning and reminds everyone that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom and truth.

The President posted on Twitter a picture of him, along with First Lady Jill Biden, lighting diyas at the White House on Diwali day.

“May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope. To Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists celebrating in America and around the world — from the People’s House to yours, happy Diwali,” Bidne tweeted last Thursday.

In a joint statement, President Biden and First Lady Jill said in the wake of the Covid pandemic, this year’s Diwali carries even a deeper meaning. “To those who have lost loved ones, we hope this sacred time provides comfort and purpose in their memory.”

They added that they were grateful to those who celebrate in America for making the traditions of Diwali part of America’s story.

Vice President Kamala Harris, in a video message last Thursday, wished a joyous Diwali to all Americans and people across the world celebrating the festival of lights, noting that this year, it carries a deeper meaning in the wake of the devastating Covid pandemic.

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