Watch: White House officials, US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with Indian diaspora

Published on Oct 28, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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White House officials & US lawmakers celebrated Diwali with the Indian diaspora in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Indiaspora along with top Indian Americans in the Biden administration. It included Vice Admiral Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Senior Advisor and Staff Secretary Neera Tanden. “Diwali is about light overcoming darkness, there's been a lot of darkness in the last 1.5 years. To be able to celebrate and talk about the meaning of Diwali, it's incredibly important,” Murthy said. The program included traditional Diwali 'Diya' lighting & remarks from the leaders & lawmakers. The event also witnessed an interfaith prayer service that was attended by members of Congress. American actor & singer Mary Millben was also present to celebrate Diwali at Capitol Hill. On the occasion, the singer performed the 'Om Jai Jagdish Hare' rendition for the diaspora.

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