Once again White House celebrated the festival fo lights Diwali as US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail.
In 2009, Obama became the first US president to celebrate Diwali and since then the tradition of celebrating Diwali at the White House has continued.
President Barack Obama wished everyone Happy Diwali and “Saal Mubarak” in a video message posted to the White House’s official YouTube channel.
A local Hindu priest from the Sri Siva Vishnu temple presided over the ceremonial lighting of Diwali Lamp at the White House and then draped Kerry with a traditional shawl.
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