In a first, New York’s World Trade Center lit up for Diwali

For the first time ever, a Diwali-themed animation adorned upon the One World Trade Center, a symbol of New York City’s eternal goodness. 

The animation went live on November 2 at 6 pm (local time) and continued until Nov 4th. Dubbed the All-American Diwali experience, it also included a spectacular fireworks display that was viewed by audiences on both sides of the Hudson. 

“We are excited to create and curate the colorful imagery of Diwali on the WTC podium to bring the messages of peace, harmony, and unity,” said Mark Domino of the Durst Organization. 

“There is no better symbol of the triumph of resiliency than the World Trade Center and we are very fortunate to work with The Durst Organization to bring this message to all,” said Rahul Walia, Founding Trustee of South Asian Engagement Foundation. 

Organized by New Jersey-based non-profit South Asian Engagement Foundation, the All-American Diwali experience was dedicated to the Country’s first responders. 

The NYPD conducted a ceremonial Color Guard with One World Trade Center as the backdrop. American singer/actress Mary Millben also performed the US national anthem and a verse from the popular Diwali hymn-Om Jai Jagdish Hare. 

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