US President-elect Joe Biden Says, 'Sal Mubarak'

15 Nov, 2020 09:10 IST|Sakshi Post

US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday extended wishes on the occasion of Diwali. The 77-year-old Joe Biden took to his Twitter and tweeted as, "To the millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Festival of Lights, @DrBiden and I send our best wishes for a #HappyDiwali. May your new year be filled with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak." Here is the tweet.

Kamala Harris, who is the vice-president elect also tweeted Diwali greetings last night. She wrote,  "Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak! @DouglasEmhoff and I wish everyone celebrating around the world a safe, healthy, and joyous new year."

In a joint statement, Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris said that, “Like so many cherished traditions during the pandemic, we know this year’s Diwali and its symbolising of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and empathy over apathy arrives with a deeper meaning."

They added that, “Our hearts go out to everyone who is ushering in this new year with the recent loss of a loved one, or who finds themselves fallen on hard times. Our prayers remain with everyone fighting the pandemic on the frontlines instead of staying safe at home in prayer with their families. And, we know the sadness of being apart on a day that truly signifies the blessing of family and friendship."

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