Howard County school system will become the first public organisation in USA to declare a holiday for Diwali in the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists groups had worked tirelessly over many years to see this successful outcome. Such efforts continue in other places in USA but as yet no success.
- 25 Jan 2016
President Obama said: “I am happy to light the White House diya, and wish you all a Happy Diwali and a Saal Mubarak”. A holiday has been declared for Diwali. The Indian community in the US, the Indian government and our Prime Minister have directly and indirectly lobbied to achieve this resolution for the first time.
- 16 Nov 2015