The Indian holiday “Diwali” is being celebrated like every year in the United States this year too. Earlier this week, the Vice President of the United States of Indian origin Kamala Harris(Kamala Harris) celebrated Diwali at her official residence in Washington.
This program was attended by expatriate Indians as well as celebrities from various fields.
This time there are some dissenting opinions. The author of Indian origin is Rupi Kaur.
He declined an invitation from the Biden administration saying he would not participate in Diwali celebrations. IsraelShe took this decision for supporting the (Israel) attack.
If not, the importance of Diwali festival at the highest levels of the US government is increasing day by day. AAPI Victory Fund Chairman Shekhar Narasimhan(AAPI Victory Fund Chairman Shekhar Narasimhan). He participated in the Diwali celebrations held for the first time at the White House in 2009. When the then US President Barack Obama lit the lamp at the White House.
The priest of Sri Shiva Vishnu temple chanted Vedic mantras in the state room. Since then, Shekhar reminded that successive American presidents and state governors have been celebrating Diwali officially.
But because of the two wars going on in the world right now In Washington DC(Washington DC) He believes that it would be better if the Diwali celebrations are reduced. Even an average person living in a remote part of America knows about Diwali now, said Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director of Indiaspora.
He said that this year’s Diwali celebrations have reached a record level and New York City will be the highlight.
On the other hand.Rupi Kaur is president of think tank Imangindia Institute on the decision Rabinder Sachdev( Rabinder Sachdev ) responded. He said that this is the first time that any person in the global Indian diaspora has rejected an invitation from the White House.
Sachdev clarified that her decision will not have any impact on the Indian American community. He stated that it can be seen as a growing self-confidence in the community to think that high-ranking people have the power to reject the president’s invitation if they do not agree with the policies of the White House.