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US President-elect Joe Biden extends wishes on Diwali

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"Amid these unusual and hard circumstances, however, I hope that you might still draw strength from the message of Diwali that ultimately good will triumph over evil, hope over despair and light over darkness".

Noting that Diwali is a celebration of great importance in Indian-American communities throughout the U.S., the bipartisan resolution, recognising the historical and religious significance of Diwali, expressed its deepest respect for the community members and the Indian Diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion. People also light diye for the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, to ensure prosperity for the year. "That's the light we see shining on this day and that will guide us through the darkness with knowledge, science, truth, unity, and compassion", it added. "I know that this year celebrations will be different, but I am filled with respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others throughout this pandemic", he wrote.

Johnson issued his 10 Downing Street statement to mark the spectacular, joyful festival of Diwali, which bursts through the autumnal darkness with an underlying theme of hope and triumph over Covid-19.

Though there were no grand celebrations or any kind of events organised this Diwali in the foreign embassies in Delhi owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign delegates and ambassadors of countries like the US, Russia, Peru, Australia etc. celebrated a quiet Diwali, wishing all the Indian people a very "Happy Diwali".

Following in the footsteps of the festival's tradition and culture, foreign embassies in the national Capital on Saturday greeted the countrymen on the festive occasion of Diwali.

A small child looks at Diwali candles at a temple in Bhopal India

Pavan said: "We are far away from the family, so it's like, okay, we are the family now here". "But despite that, Diwali has always been an auspicious occasion for all of us". Happy Diwali to all Indian people.

This year, the world's largest dancing fountain, The Palm Fountain, put on a special performance for Diwali, Dubai Festival City Mall and Al Seef hosted Bollywood-themed live shows, Global Village's India Pavilion celebrated Indian culture and food, in addition to the splendid fireworks that were held at various locations in Dubai.

Ms. Harris, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American and African-American woman Vice-President in the USA, extended greetings on the occasion of Deepavali. The Festival of Light is a celebration of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair, said Congresswoman Barbara Lee in her Diwali greetings.

It is traditionally a time to gather with friends and family, but that won't be happening this year. - AFP Lights illuminate Kathmandu valley during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 14.

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