WASHINGTON,DC- A function to celebrate Diwali was organized at the Embassy of India here on November 11. A large number of guests from communities, including prominent representatives from business, administration, professionals, media, and other fields attended the event. Welcoming the guests, Ambassador Navtej Sarna extended his warm greetings to the audience on the joyous occasion. The programme included a speech by Karuna, Director, Gandhi Memorial Centre on the significance of Diwali.
To add to the festive mood, a number of devotional songs were sung by Krishnapriya, a freshman at University of Maryland. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Satish Misra, President of United Hindu Jain Temples.