US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

The eagerly awaited annual Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill, now organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and co-hosted by Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation, attracts several members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths who celebrate the popular and pluralistic Indian festival of lights. Continue reading US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

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Fourth glittering Diwali celebration in US Congress draws over 400 guests

Fourth glittering Diwali celebration in US Congress draws over 400 guests

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii spoke about the unifying message of Diwali to people of all religions and backgrounds, and how the festival teaches everyone to overcome divisiveness with love, respect and understanding. Continue reading Fourth glittering Diwali celebration in US Congress draws over 400 guests