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 hosts Diwali at White House for second year in a row

President Trump hosts Diwali at White House for second year in a row

President Donald Trump noted that the Diwali ceremony in the White House is “an appropriate place” to announce what became “the big story” of the day: his intent to nominate Indian-American Neomi Rao to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading President Trump hosts Diwali at White House for second year in a row