Thursday, November 4, 2010
US President Barack Obama remembered "Jain" while extending Diwali greetings.
Barack Obama, President of America extended his greetings from White House, Washington on the occasion of Diwali Thursday November 4, 2010. He is looking forward to visiting India in the next few days.
'Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate the holiday of Diwali - the festival of lights. This is a day when members of some of the world's oldest religion celebrate the triumph of good over evil,' President Obama said in a message. .
He reminded that he had lighted a 'Diya (lamp)' last year in the White House to mark the holiday of Deepavali. 'This lamp symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance,' said Barack Obama.
He ended his message with his good wishes. The US President Barack Obama said, 'And to all those who will celebrate this joyous occasion on Friday, I wish you, your families and loved ones Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak'.
President Obama will be in a four day visit to India from November 6, 2010. just after Diwali.