Congressional Diwali in DC 2015: Light up the Capitol with Diwali D.C.

Wednesday November 4th, 6:30 till 8:30pm Library of Congress

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Capitol Hill brought the Diwali season to Washington D.C. in glamour, glitz and style at Congressional Diwali in D.C. 2015. This was the third Diwali celebration of its type, and had the inspiration of our only Indian American Congressman, Ami Bera (D-CA), being the Co-Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans. His wish was that the Diwali celebration had to be bigger this year, and it was, with over 1200 people and 50 dignitaries, Congressmen and Congresswomen, in attendance at the majestic Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on the evening of November 4, 2015. Indian traditions infused the ambience of the evening starting with the lighting of the Diya by Leader Pelosi

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Diwali in D.C. 2015 re-energized the Diwali stamp initiative. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that 55 members of Congress had signed the House Resolution 32 that calls on the USPS to issue a Diwali stamp, and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have garnered support for the initiative as well with Senate Resolution 113.

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Press Coverage Highlights of Congressional Diwali in D.C. 2015

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