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President Donald Trump's third Diwali celebrations at the White House

By Bombay Talkies 10 22, 2019 | 03:20 PM
2017 and 2018 Diwali celebrations, Trump referred to his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is planning to have this here the same.

Diwali 2019:  According to the White House, President Trump will participate in the Diwali celebrations by lighting a ceremonial 'diya' (lamp) on Thursday. No other details of the celebrations were immediately available.“We lit Diwali lamps on display in the Governor’s Mansion. We discussed Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi’s visit to Texas. We celebrated the victory of light over darkness,” he said in a tweet. In 2017, after lighting the ceremonial 'Diya', Trump hailed the Indian community's contribution in different fields.

"You have made extraordinary contributions to art, science, medicine, business and education. 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," he said.

“Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family & friends to light the Diya and to mark the beginning of a New Year,” Mr. Trump said in his second tweet which again missed mentioning the Hindus. But after all this, he still praises the India culture.