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US President celebrates Diwali in Oval office

Donald Trump lit a diya in the Oval Office as he celebrated the festival with Indian-Americans in the US administration.


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 US president Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in Oval Office of the White House along with senior Indian-American members of his administration, including Nikki Haley, Seema Verma and community leaders.

Daughter Ivanka Trump also joined the President in Diwali celebration.

"As we do (celebrate Diwali) so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world's largest democracy," Trump said in a Facebook post along with a video of his Diwali celebrations inside the Oval Office.

Trump wrote in his Facebook post, "As we do so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world’s largest democracy. I greatly value my very strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi. Diwali is one of the most important celebrations in the Hindu religion. A time of peace and prosperity for the New Year, it is a tradition that is held dear by more than 1 billion Hindus worldwide and more than 2 million Hindus in the United States. It is also celebrated by millions of Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains in America, India and around the world.

"The Lighting of the Diya is typically celebrated by families in their homes. Today, we proudly celebrate this holiday in THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE. In so doing, we reaffirm that Indian-Americans and Hindu-Americans are truly cherished, treasured and beloved members of our great American FAMILY. "

The tradition of Diwali celebration was first started by former President George Bush.

In the first year of his presidency, his successor Barack Obama lit the ceremonial Diya in the East Rook of the White House. Thereafter he made it a point in celebrating the festival of lights in one way or the year.

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