Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi,reintroduces bipartisan resolution on Diwali

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announcing his reintroduction of Diwali resolution Nov. 3, 2023. PHOTO: Office of Rep. Krishnamoorthi

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, reintroduced a bipartisan resolution November 3, 2023, recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.

The festival is celebrated by many of the more than 3 million Americans of Indian descent as well as hundreds of millions more people across the world, including Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, said a press release from his office. This year, the holiday will be commemorated on Sunday, November 12th.

In his video message, Krishnamoorthi said, “Diwali is a festival for gratitude as well as a celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil for millions of Sikhs, Jains, and Hindus celebrating across the world, and here in the United States,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in reintroducing this bipartisan resolution to recognize the enormous religious, cultural, and historical significance of Diwali. 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.”



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