Have you seen the absolutely stunning Diwali celebration photos that came out of White House last night? From flute to Indian string instruments every moment of the biggest Diwali bash in the United States was a celebration of Indian culture.
Diwali Celebrations at White House: pic.twitter.com/NJdABHvHFr
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) October 25, 2022
“Diwali is a reminder that each of us has the power to dispel darkness and bring light to the world. It was my pleasure to celebrate this joyous occasion at the White House today,” said Biden in his address to the Indian community in America. Biden thanked the Asian American community in the US for making the Diwali celebration a joyous part of American culture.
In celebration of the Festival of Lights, President Biden and the First Lady hosted a Diwali reception at the White House. pic.twitter.com/3kGqCgEebK
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 25, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris shared a video snippet of the celebrations on Twitter.
To everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights here in the United States and around the world, happy Diwali! pic.twitter.com/0DPlOaqhMO
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 24, 2022
200 eminent members of the community were present at the White House Celebrations.
In what turned out to be the highlight of the night, Biden invited two children onto the stage and described them as “his impression of light”. Later, the White House informed the little ones named Soren and Zara were the children of Congressman Ro Khanna.
Later he tweeted: ” Ritu (his wife) and I were touched [email protected] invited our children to join him on stage during the historic Diwali celebration at the White House. It’s a testament to this President’s belief in the future.
Ritu and I were touched that @POTUS invited our children to join him on stage during the historic Diwali celebration at the White House. It’s a testament to this President’s belief in the future.
The President was right. I did marry up and the kids are our light. pic.twitter.com/mFL9GUDRne
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) October 25, 2022
While referring to a banter at the meet President had remarked that both him and Khanna had married beyond their station. “The President was right. I did marry up and the kids are our light,” Khanna wrote in his tweet.
White House on Monday hosted the biggest Diwali reception ever on Monday which also saw the presence of several Indian Americans from the Biden administration.
Here a few pictures for you to savour.
Thank you @POTUS for hosting the first big #Diwali celebration at the @WhiteHouse! It was beautiful + historic. May we become the light. #HappyDiwali! Happy #BandiChhorDivas! pic.twitter.com/xvULnSaylB
— Valarie Kaur (@valariekaur) October 25, 2022
The dancers’ troupe seen with the First Lady, Jill Biden.
Musicians at work in front of exquisite Diwali decorations.
An artist playing the Sitar