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White House to celebrate Diwali

October 23, 2003 22:01 IST
Last Updated: October 24, 2003 00:32 IST


More than a hundred Indian Americans will join US President George W Bush in celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, in the White House.

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Giving in to a longstanding demand of the Indian community in the US, which pointed out that the White House celebrates festivals of all religions, but not Diwali, Bush has agreed to the festivities, which would be held at the Indian Treaty Room.

Abel Guerra, Public Liaison Officer at the White House, will host the Indian Americans, who will come from different parts of the country.

However, the event is closed to the press, even to those with regular White House press credentials, but the attendees are free to publicise the event afterwards, White House sources told PTI.



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Its a great event to accomodate other diversity groups and their traditions at the White House! Hats off to Shree Agarwal who initiated this dialogue ...


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its a great news and the credit goes to all those indians who have been living here for so many years and tried to get ...


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