WASHINGTON: American President Donald Trump celebrated Hindu festival Diwali in the Oval Office of the White House. Where senior Indian-American members of the administration were presented including Nikki Haley, Seema Verma and community leaders. US president expresses his appreciation for Indians and strong relationship with PM Narendra Modi in his speech.
President Donald Trump Quoted-
“Today, I was deeply honored to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community – to celebrate Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Lights. “As we do so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world’s largest democracy. I greatly value my very strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi,” he also added. President Trump also lit ups diyas on the fest and hailed the Indian community’s contribution in different fields.
Trump says “You have made extraordinary contributions to art, science, medicine, business and education. America is especially thankful for its many Indian-American citizens who serve bravely in our armed forces and as first responders in communities throughout our great land.”
Who celebrated Diwali in Administration?
Cabinet ranking Haley is US Ambassador to the UN and Seema Verma is administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission and Raj Shah his Principle Deputy Press Secretary these all renowned faces were among those from his administration.