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This Is How The UN Wished The World On Diwali For The First Time Ever

Updated on 1 November, 2016 at 11:14 pm By

For the first time ever, the United Nations building in Manhattan, New York celebrated the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. The UN headquarters was bathed in a sea of blue light. The outline of a diya (lamp) with the words ‘Happy Diwali’ prominently displayed.

India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, shared an image of the UN building on Twitter:


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Even the President of the UN General Assembly tweeted a picture of the building.

 

Many in New York were seen taking photos of the beautifully-lit building.

Though the UN declared Diwali as a non-meeting day in 2014, it is the first time that the UN building has been lit up for the festival of lights.



 


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On October 5, the US Postal Service issued a special Diwali stamp following the relentless campaign in favour of the same by the Indian-American community.

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