Diwali wishes pour in for Indians from across the globe
Bengaluru: Diwali wishes pour in for Indians from across the globe.
As Indian celebrates the festival of lights signifying the victory of good over evil, embassies have not missed out on an opportunity to spread the joy.
In the first video we accessed from Twitter, France Embassy in India, with its consulates in different parts of India wished the citizens in regional languages. So you can see them wishing in Kannada, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi.
It was not just France, even Australia jumped in to wish Indians on the happy occasion.
Barry O Farrell, the Australian High Commissioner to India said, “Do you know that Australia is the most beautiful and diverse country on the planet? We are proud of this. There is 1 person of Indian origin for every 35 people in Australia. The ties between the communities is so strong that even Diwali is celebrated in Australia. I have celebrated Diwali on several occasions with my friends.”
The universality of Diwali is spread far beyond France and Australia. Its corroboration comes in the fact that the iconic Empire State Building in the United States was lit up in orange lights.
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area comprising New York, New Jersey and Connecticut partnered with the Empire State Building and illuminated the Manhattan-based building.
The Empire State Building's official Twitter handle also tweeted, "Happy #Diwali from NYC! We’re joining @FIANYNJCTorg in celebrating the festival of lights by turning our own lights all orange tonight!"
Toned down celebrations in India:
Due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations in India have been low-key. Several states have banned the bursting of crackers, as experts feel fumes might worsen the air quality and have a nefarious impact on the health of the citizens.
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Last Updated Nov 14, 2020, 5:40 PM IST