Washington: President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in the Oval Office with a group of Indian-Americans a day before.
He sent Diwali greetings to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists on Friday and said that the observance of the festival of lights throughout America is an important reminder of the significance of the country’s core tenets- religious liberty.
“My Administration will continue to defend the rights enshrined in our Constitution that enable people of all faiths to worship according to their beliefs and conscience,” he added.
“Throughout this holy time, members of these faiths engage in prayer, light diyas and lanterns, and partake in traditional feasts and other festivities with friends and family,” Trump said.
In India, this year Diwali falls on October 27.