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Obama wishes ‘ Happy Diwali’

Obama wishes ‘ Happy Diwali’

“Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak, This coming Saturday, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate this holiday by lighting diyas, or lamps, which symbolise the victory of light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,” said Obama.

Obama is the first US president to personally join an event celebrating the Indian festival of lights and lit a traditional silver Diwali lamp.

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