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Diwali a special opportunity to reflect on India-US friendship: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Greeting people on the occasion of Diwali, US Donald said the is a special opportunity to reflect on the bond of friendship between and the

said First joins him in sending their best wishes for a very happy and memorable

He also recognised the "extraordinary" contributions of Indian-Americans in the development of the

"is a special opportunity to reflect on the bond of friendship between the and India," said in a special message issued on Wednesday.

"We recognise the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to the strength and success of our nation. Their achievements in business and industry, public service, education, scientific research, and other fields continue to represent the very best of our American virtues and the spirit of the Diwali season," he said.

Asserting that Diwali is a joyous and spiritual time marked by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists, Trump said lighting of lamps on the occasion symbolises the true meaning of Diwali, which is triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

(RNC) also greeted people celebrating Diwali.

"We wish you and your family and friends a meaningful celebration of the victory of light over darkness. We at the RNC will continue to honour the traditions of diverse communities that enrich and strengthen our country," she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 05:10 IST