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Resolution introduced in Congress to recognize Diwali

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) this week introduced a resolution to recognize the biggest holiday of the Hindu faith, Diwali.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is celebrated by more than 3 million Indian Americans of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faith.

“For Sikhs, Jains, and my Hindus here in the United States and across the world, Diwali is a time for gratitude as well as a celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil,” said Krishnamoorthi in a statement to AsAmNews.

“I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution to recognize the enormous religious, cultural, and historical significance of Diwali. In celebrating another Diwali during the pandemic, I hope that we begin to see light overcome the darkness in the world. I want to wish a safe and happy Diwali to all the families gathering with their loved ones to light lamps in their homes and to pray for good health and peace for all people.”

To learn more about Diwali, check out our Instagram post from earlier this week.

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