Donald Trump lighting a Diya with members of Indian-American community Photograph:( Twitter )
Diwali is being celebrated everywhere in the world
US President Donald Trump on Saturday wished Indians all around the world Happy Diwali with an image of himself lighting a Diya. He tweeted the image on Saturday evening as per Indian Standard time. 'Happy Diwali- President Donald J. Trump', read the words in the image.
In the image, Trump can be seen lighting a Diya inside what appears to be a room in the White House. He is surrounded by members of Indian-American community.
All eyes are on Trump and his administration as he approaches the last days of his presidency. He has been combative even after it was certain that Joe Biden had clinched the presidency.
On Saturday, UK PM Boris Johnson extended his Diwali wishes too. He expressed gratitude towards British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains who he said did everything to tackle coronavirus pandemic. Unlike Trump, Boris Johnson recorded a video message.
Happy #Diwali and #BandiChhorDivas!— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 14, 2020
I know that this year celebrations will be different, but I am filled with respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others throughout this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/YhqWpq3JQH
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was also forthcoming as he wished everyone a happy Diwali in a video message he posted on Twitter.
Happy Diwali! I know celebrations will look different this year, but the message at the heart of the day - that light, hope, and knowledge will always triumph over darkness, evil, and ignorance - remains the same, and it has never been more important. https://t.co/HBAydTSaiW pic.twitter.com/KrVU18DKLz— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 14, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Dubai, tweeted on the ocassion of Diwali as well.
"On the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, we congratulate all those who celebrate around the world, and wish them continued prosperity and progress," he said.
On the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, we congratulate all those who celebrate around the world, and wish them continued prosperity and progress.— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) November 13, 2020
Prince Charles extended Diwali greetings as well. He recorded a video message wishing everyone a happy Diwali
“This brings you all my warmest greetings on the occasion of Diwali and, for those of you marking a New Year, let me wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead.”— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) November 12, 2020
The Prince of Wales sends his best wishes to those celebrating the Festival of #Diwali. pic.twitter.com/wMbOQ2xxHb
US President-elect Joe Biden wished everyone a happy Diwali on behalf of him and his wife.
"To the millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Festival of Lights, @DrBiden and I send our best wishes for a #HappyDiwali. May your new year be filled with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak," he tweeted.
To the millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Festival of Lights, @DrBiden and I send our best wishes for a #HappyDiwali. May your new year be filled with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 14, 2020