Kamala Harris holds Diwali celebration at official house: Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists made up the Indian-American community. On Friday night, they celebrated Diwali at the United States Naval Observatory, Vice President Kamala Harris’s official home.
Indian American Impact, a nonprofit that amplifies Indian Americans’ voices to ensure representation at all levels of US government, said Harris’ Festival of Lights is a huge step toward South Asians and their culture respect and recognized in politics.
Rich Verma, a former US ambassador to India, and Neera Tanden, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden. Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general. Ajay Bhutoria was there and is a commissioner on President Biden’s advisory commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. He is also a well-known Indian American.
Indian American Impact said before Harris’ Diwali function that the celebration is occurring before the midterm elections. The organisation has spent time and money to increase voter turnout and elect South Asian politicians who haven’t been elected.
In the 245-year history of our country, it is a joy and an honor to be able to celebrate a traditional South Asian festival alongside Vice President Harris. Harris is the first black, South Asian woman to occupy this position.
This event and the vice president are both very historic. “The Biden administration’s observance of one of the world’s oldest religious holidays, nearly 2,500 years old, is deeply meaningful. And celebrate our nation’s tremendous efforts to increase South Asian representation, “Neil Makhija, Indian American Impact executive director.
“As we’ve shown, our community neither disengaged nor uninterested in American politics. And we are confident that come November, we’ll deliver our strength at the polls once again.”
We’re ready to fight for our issues alongside other communities of color in November.
According to Makhija, Indian-Americans will succeed in future elections like our Diya lights brightened the darkness to overcome evil.