From Joe Biden to Boris Johnson, world leaders extend their Diwali greetings
Leaders from around the world saluted people who celebrated the Diwali festival of light, which marks the victory of good over evil, lightness over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
US President-elect Joe Biden tweeted: “To the millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating the Festival of Lights, @DrBiden and I send our best wishes for a #HappyDiwali. May your new year be full of hope, happiness and prosperity. Come out Mubarak ”.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who wrote the script for the story by becoming the first Black Indian-American Vice President in the United States, extended her greetings on the occasion of Diwali, “Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak! @DouglasEmhoff and I wish everyone around the world celebrating a safe, healthy and happy New Year. “
President Trump shared a photo of him lighting a lamp at the White House. “Happy Diwali” was written on the photo. In an official statement issued by the White House, Trump said: “America is a deeply faithful nation and I am proud of my administration’s work defending the constitutional right of all Americans to live and worship in accordance with their conscience. Wherever Americans light diyas to celebrate Diwali, our nation shines as a beacon of religious freedom for all people. “
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Happy #Diwali and #BandiChhorDivas! I know this year’s celebrations will be different, but I am full of respect for the way that British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others during this pandemic. “
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, said in his message: “This brings you all my warmest greetings on the occasion of Diwali and, for those of you celebrating a New Year, let me wish you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead. “
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in his tweet: “Diwali reminds us that truth, light and goodness will always prevail. To celebrate that hopeful message and mark this important festival, I joined a virtual celebration tonight. HappyDiwali for everyone celebrating! “
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison extended his greetings to “Australia’s good friend @ narendramodi”. “I wish everyone who celebrates Diwali a very happy festival of lights. Shubh Diwali “.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tweeted: “Deepavali symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, so this year’s celebrations take on poignant significance after the events of this turbulent year. We are not out of the woods yet, but if we all remain vigilant, we can also triumph over this ordeal. “
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said: “I wish Prime Minister @narendramodi and all who celebrate a happy festival of lights, a happy Diwali! Shubh Diwali “.