US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted the people on Saturday (local time) on the occasion of Diwali.
“The First Lady and I send our warmest wishes to all of those celebrating Diwali this week. During this Festival of Lights, friends, neighbors and members of the community join in to share in the spiritual triumph of good over evil, of light to remember the darkness and knowledge of ignorance. Since diyas are illuminated in homes, workplaces, communities and places of worship, their warmth reminds us of the hope and devotion that faith and tradition bring into our lives, “reads an official statement of the White house.
Trump said: “The United States is a deeply loyal nation, and I am proud of the work of my administration in defending the constitutional right of all Americans to live and worship according to their conscience. Wherever Americans light diyas to celebrate Diwali, our nation shines brightly like a beacon of religious freedom for all people. “
“This year we are especially reminded to appreciate and thank the camaraderie of our friends and family. The First Lady and I wish the millions of people in the United States and around the world who observe Diwali a happy festival and successful new beginnings. “he added.
It is believed that Lord Rama (the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu) returned from a 14-year exile on this day in which he fought and won a battle against the demon king Ravana.
People across India and around the world celebrate the festival by decorating their homes, exchanging gifts and saying prayers to commemorate the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance” .
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