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First ever event: New York's World Trade Centre lit up for Diwali Diwali in New York
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First ever event: New York's World Trade Centre lit up for Diwali

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Nov 2021, 03:52 pm

New York: The World Trade Centre in New York city was lit up by Diwali animated lights for the first time, surely touching Indians and people of the diaspora all across the world.

The animation on the building went live on Nov 2 at 6 pm and it continued till Thursday when Diwali was celebrated by the Hindu community across the globe.

New Jersey-based non-profit South Asian Engagement Foundation hosted the  All-American Diwali experience.

It was dedicated to the first responders of the country.

The NYPD conducted a ceremonial Colour Guard with One World Trade Center standing at the backdrop.

NYPD Desi tweeted: "Happy #Diwali #Festivaloflights to our #Hindu, #Jain, #Buddhist, and #Sikh brothers and sisters."

"May your lives be filled with happiness and prosperity always," the tweet further said.