Besides US President Donald Trump who took to lighting up of ‘diya’ at the White House, his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump too took to Twitter to extend her best wishes on the festival of lights to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. She used the phrase “Saal Mubarak” to convey her Diwali wishes.
She also expressed how keenly she was looking forward to visit India next month to be part of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). During his state visit to the US in June this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Ivanka for GES summit in Hyderabad which she had accepted.
“Wishing Hindus, Sikhs & Jains around the world a joyful #Diwali. Saal Mubarak to all! Looking forward to my visit to India for #GES2017,” Ivanka Trump tweeted.
Ivanka had joined her father at the Oval office on Wednesday where the US President kicked off Diwali celebrations by lighting diyas. Senior Indian-American members of Trump’s administration, including Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, and Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were also present on this occasion.
Speaking on this occasion, Donald Trump Trump had said that he was deeply honoured to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community in celebrating Diwali. The US President also added that he deeply valued his “very strong relationship” with PM Modi.
“As we do (celebrate Diwali) so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world’s largest democracy,” Trump wrote in a Facebook post along with a video of his Diwali celebrations inside the Oval Office.