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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President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

If confirmed by the Senate which is controlled by Republicans, Neomi Rao will join eminent Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Continue reading President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

Indian Embassy in Washington lights up for Diwali celebration

Indian Embassy in Washington lights up for Diwali celebration

Ambassador Navtej Sarna said, “I think the Indian-American community, all of you, have contributed hugely to this realization of Diwali as a very important festival for India and have underlined that celebrating Diwali is something that reaches out to the Indian-American community. That is why we have the American institutions doing so”. Continue reading Indian Embassy in Washington lights up for Diwali celebration