Indian-Canadian lawmaker Chandrasekhar Arya hosted Diwali celebration at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
During the event, he raised the Hindu flag with the sacred symbol “Aum”.
Arya, who originally hails from Karnataka, said that the Diwali celebration he organized last Sunday was attended by a large number of Indians from various Canadian cities such as Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, and Montreal.
“I was pleased to host Diwali on Parliament Hill. We also used this opportunity to raise the flag of the Hindu sacred symbol Aum on Parliament Hill,” he said in a post on X.
“Great turnout with participants from Ottawa, Greater Toronto Area, Montreal and many other places. The event was supported by 67 Hindu and Indo-Canadian organizations across Canada,” the lawmaker said.
“The added pleasure this year was Diwali is also part of the Hindu Heritage Month across Canada. My sincere thanks to all those who attended, volunteers and artists of excellent cultural performances at the event,” he added.