US President Joe Biden hosted the biggest ever Diwali celebration in the White House. There are several Indian Americans in the Biden administration. Biden wished the Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists a happy Diwali.
He also thanked the Asian American community in the US for making Diwali celebration a part of American culture. Diyas were lit at the White House surrounded by members of the most diverse administration led by Vice President Kamala Harris who is the first Black American and South Asian American to hold the post.
The festival of lights was celebrated with prayers, fireworks, sweets and dance and Biden stated that Diwali is a reminder that each of us has power to bring light to the world. Diyas were lit to celebrate the fight for good over evil and light over darkness.