US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extends his greetings on Diwali
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greeted everyone celebrating the victory of light over darkness on Diwali on Saturday.
Happy #Diwali to all who celebrate the victory of light over darkness. Have a joyous festival of lights, ”tweeted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Earlier, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also extended his greetings on Diwali and expressed respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (Covid -19).
Diwali is celebrated on the 15th of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar, and it is believed that on that day Lord Rama (the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu) returned from a 14-year exile, during which he fought and won a battle. against the demon king Ravana.
People from all over India and around the world celebrate the festival by decorating their homes, exchanging gifts and offering prayers to commemorate the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.”