High US lawmakers greeted Indian-Individuals on the event of Diwali as Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi launched a decision within the Home of Representatives recognising the non secular and historic significance of the pageant of lights. Diwali is being celebrated internationally on Saturday.
Within the US, over 4 million Hindu, Sikh and Jain Individuals of Indian descent have fun the pageant, which symbolises the religious victory of sunshine over darkness, good over evil and data over ignorance.
Noting that Diwali is a celebration of nice significance in Indian-American communities all through the US, the bipartisan decision, recognising the historic and non secular significance of Diwali, expressed its deepest respect for the neighborhood members and the Indian Diaspora all through the world on this important event.
“For Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, the pageant of Diwali celebrates the triumph of sunshine over darkness, and on this time of problem and uncertainty in the USA and internationally, this commemoration is as vital as ever,” mentioned Krishnamoorthi, who launched the decision within the Home on Friday.
Recognising and appreciating the non secular variety in each India and the US and all through the world, the decision acknowledges and helps the connection of collaboration and respect between the 2 nations.
In his greetings, Senator John Cornyn, who can be co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, mentioned as with many different holidays this 12 months, the pandemic will render this Diwali celebrations fairly totally different.
“However with giant household gatherings on maintain, we will nonetheless have fun the abundance of fine on this world. Throughout this time of isolation, Diwali may help us give attention to connection,” he mentioned.
“Irrespective of the circumstances, Diwali reminds us that mild will all the time conquer darkness, as will good over evil. Even in essentially the most unsure of instances, Diwali will assist us see alternative and good,” Cornyn mentioned.
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu mentioned Diwali commemorates the triumph of sunshine over darkness and data over ignorance.
That is extra vital now than ever “as we work to heal the division in our nation and convey our communities nearer collectively,” she mentioned.
Congresswoman Grace Meng and Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna additionally prolonged their Diwali greetings.
Congressman Mark Takano mentioned, “Though celebrations could also be totally different this 12 months, could the candles lit internationally deliver hope, peace, and pleasure to everybody celebrating the pageant of lights.”
In his message, Congressman Ted Lieu mentioned could the joyous event remind all of us that mild is stronger than darkness and encourage us to maintain hope alive regardless of these attempting instances.
Senator Tammy Duckworth inspired those that have fun with their family members to take action in a protected method and cling to social distancing pointers.
Diwali is a celebration of the actual fact good triumphs over evil, a hopeful message for us all throughout these unsure instances, mentioned Congressman T J Cox.
“Our Diwali celebrations this 12 months are going to be noticeably totally different than some other 12 months. Many individuals are going through nice challenges throughout this pandemic – whether or not it’s problem paying the payments, relationship issues, stress, nervousness, or loneliness,” mentioned Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
“Society is turning into an increasing number of divided. All the things is politicized as we’re pitted towards one another alongside battle traces of race, class, faith, gender, age, or values. Unity has given solution to tribalism. The great of the entire has been changed by “what’s in it for me or these like me?” Nevertheless it doesn’t need to be this fashion,” she mentioned.
Congressmen Tom Suozzi, Scott Peters and Jimmy Gomez additionally prolonged Diwali greetings to the Indian-American neighborhood.
The Competition of Mild is a celebration of sunshine over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair, mentioned Congresswoman Barbara Lee in her Diwali greetings.
“Whereas the Competition of Lights could look totally different this 12 months, its unifying and hopeful message of sunshine over darkness, good over evil, and understanding over ignorance is extra inspiring than ever throughout this difficult time,” mentioned Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Wishing thousands and thousands of individuals world wide celebrating the Competition of Lights, Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney mentioned, “Allow us to flip our personal efforts in order that goodness and righteousness information us towards a greater future during which mild sustains and nourishes us even within the bleakest of instances.”
Congresswoman Deb Haaland mentioned, “It’s my hope that we take the spirit of Diwali with us as we transfer ahead from this darkish interval in our nation and into the sunshine. I want a protected and blissful pageant of lights as household and mates have fun in the course of the coming days.”