World leaders across the globe celebrated Diwali and wished Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world a joyful festival of light.
US President Donald Trump celebrated his first Diwali at the White House during which he hailed the contribution of Indian-American community and said he valued his strong relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The US President on Facebook posted the Diwali celebrations video and wrote, “As we do (celebrate Diwali) so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world’s largest democracy.”
His daughter and advisor Ivanka trump shared photographs of Diwali celebrations in the White House and extended her greetings.
Ivanka on Twitter wrote, “Wishing Hindus, Sikhs & Jains around the world a joyful #Diwali. Saal Mubarak to all! Looking forward to my visit to India for #GES2017. – at The White House”
Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 18, 2017
Indian-American members of US President administration including Nikki Haley, his Ambassador to the United Nations and Centers for Medicare and Medical Services administrator Seema Verma, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai, and Trump’s Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah participated in the Diwali celebrations at the White House.
US Vice President Mike Pence greeted Diwali wishes and on Twitter he wrote, “Happy #Diwali to those celebrating with friends & family. May we all strive for peace, prosperity & the triumph of light over darkness.”
Canadian President Justin Trudeau to send his Diwali wishes. On Twitter he tweeted “Diwali Mubarak” and shared a photograph celebrating the festival of light.
Official Twitter handle of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's office shared a video where she can be seen giving Diwali wishes.
She said, “I want to send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Diwali in Britain and around the world.”
May added, “Festival of Light is important time for family and friends to come together to share wonderful gifts and sweets and to draw confidence from the knowledge that ultimately good will triumph over evil.”