New York: The Empire State Building in Manhattan, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Associations – NY, NJ & CT, which is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, lit up its iconic tower to mark the festival of Diwali on November 13.
The world-famous structure turned orange, color of ‘diya’ on the eve of Diwali as Indians across the world celebrated the festival of lights. FIA, the largest non-profit umbrella organization in the tri-state area of the Indian community, held a special ceremony at the monument. It was in 2018 that the Empire State Building was lit up for Diwali for the first time.
Although this year went by without the flagship India Day Parade, the FIA continued philanthropic efforts serving more than 10,000 meals to the community both in the tristate area and in India.