Washington: Many governors, Senators and elected officials in the US greeted Indian Americans on the occasion of Diwali, with many of them joining their constituents in celebrating the festival.
Light will always overcome darkness, tweeted Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, home to the largest Indian-American population in the US. “Today, we celebrate the power of hope over despair. Happy Diwali to all those celebrating!” he said.
“Happy Diwali to all who celebrate. While celebrating will be different this year, I hope this holiday brings you light, joy and peace,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Happy Diwali to all those celebrating the Festival of Lights around the world and in the great State of Texas,” tweeted Governor Greg Abbott of Texas.
“On this festival of lights, may you and your families be blessed with the glow of joy and prosperity to last through the year,” said Delaware Senator Chris Coons, who could be picked for Secretary of State under a Biden administration.
“Wishing a happy Diwali to everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights in New York, across America, and around the world!” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Joining millions in New Jersey and around the world lighting lamps today as we celebrate #Diwali. These tiny flames illuminate the darkness and symbolize our common pursuit of light, knowledge and goodness. Sending my warmest wishes for a safe and happy holiday,” said Senator Bob Menendez.