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US Vice President Kamala Harris celebrates Diwali with Bollywood music[WATCH]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 October 2022, 14:06 IST
US Vice President Kamala Harris.

US vice president Kamala Harris threw the first Diwali at her official residence with members of the Indian-American community. Many distinguished Indian-Americans including Neera Tanden, Vivek Murthy, Rich Verma and Ajay Bhutoria were present at the event.

The US vice president was seen, in videos shared on social media, lighting sparklers along with her husband while cheering and wishing each one aother “Happy Diwali.” Her residence was beautifully adorned with lights and diyas while guests were served a variety of authentic Indian food.

Here's the video:


Kamala Harris whose mother was born in Chennai and moved to the US to pursue a doctoral degree, said that the festival of Diwali is a universal concept that transcends cultures.

“It is about culture. It is about an age-old concept that transcends cultures and communities. It is about a point of reflection and a moment of reflection to consider the duality of life in terms of the balance between darkness and light. And to celebrate the light. In that way, to think about what our role is and what our role should be in elevating us out of the darkness, guided by the light,” Kamala Harris said.

She further added, “In the last few years, we have experienced a lot that has been about powerful forces trying to divide, trying to focus on what they would suggest are dissimilarities when we all know that the vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us”.

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First published: 24 October 2022, 14:06 IST