US: Joe Biden participates in White House's Diwali celebration
Washington: The White House on Monday hosted the Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) reception where key members of the Biden administration and several Indian Amercians participated.
US President Joe Biden, First lady Jill Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris partcipated in the event.
Wishing the nation on Diwali, President Joe Biden tweeted: " This Diwali, may we remember that from darkness there is power in the gathering of light. That the American story depends not on any one of us, but on all of us."
In celebration of the Festival of Lights, President Biden and the First Lady hosted a Diwali reception at the White House. pic.twitter.com/3kGqCgEebK— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 25, 2022
" To those celebrating and connecting with one another during this festival of lights: Happy Diwali," he said.
Kamala Harris, who has roots in Tamil Nadu, shared a video on social media platforms where she could be seen enjoying the day by burning crackers.
She tweeted: "To everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights here in the United States and around the world, happy Diwali!"
To everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights here in the United States and around the world, happy Diwali! pic.twitter.com/0DPlOaqhMO— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 24, 2022
Diwali was celebrated on Monday.