US President celebrates Diwali; Recalls his strong relationship with PM Modi

Diwali 2017: 10 beautiful Rangoli designs to try this Deepawali

Diwali is the celebration of this inner light over spiritual darkness, of knowledge over ignorance and right over wrong. There are more myths about this Diwali festival of lights but returning of Rama with his wife Sita and younger brother Laxman is popularly known.

Trump noted that the diya is typically lit by families in their homes.

As part of Diwali celebrations, homes will be cleaned and decorated, while people dress up in their new attires. "In so doing, we reaffirm that Indian-Americans and Hindu-Americans are truly cherished, treasured and beloved members of our great American family", Trump added.

"Today, I was deeply honored to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian American community to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights", remarked the president. On his left was Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, as Trump read out his speech. Celebrated in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal, and by Hindu communities all over the world, including Britain. There are many kinds of rangoli designs which people make every year to mark the arrival of the festival and to immerse in the live, positive spirit of celebrating Diwali.

Trump's daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities. Sen.

In his remarks, Trump said Indian-American neighbours and friends have made incredible contributions to the country - and to the world. "America is especially thankful for its many Indian-American citizens who serve BRAVELY in our armed forces and as first responders in communities throughout our great land", Donald Trump said. Diwali is a festival of colors and celebrations which is related to the Hindu religious book "Ramayana".

As we celebrate Diwali 2017, let's hope that it brings us new opportunities to work together and prosper. On this special day, PressKS wishes our readers all the greetings of Diwali festival and here is a compilation of best wishes, messages and picture greetings to be shared on the festival of lights with your friends and family on Whatsapp, Facebook. "And now we will light the Diya", said the President as he proceeded to light the traditional lamp.

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