Voice raised in US Parliament, Diwali should be declared public holiday, bill introduced


Now Diwali will be a government holiday in America.
Bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday.
The bill has been introduced by America’s female MP Grace Meng.

Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed US visit on June 22, a shining example of the global reach of Indian culture and festivals has come to the fore. A prominent US lawmaker on Friday introduced a bill in Congress (Parliament) to declare Diwali, the festival of lights, as a federal holiday, which was welcomed by various communities across the country. This bill was introduced by US woman MP Grace Meng in the House of Representatives on Friday.

According to news agency PTI, Grace Meng said at a virtual press conference here soon after introducing the bill in the House of Representatives, ‘Diwali is the time of year for countless families and communities in New York and the United States, including billions of people around the world. One of the most important days. That’s why this day should be a public holiday, so that people can celebrate this festival with pomp. He said the federal holiday on Diwali would allow families and friends to celebrate the festival together. The holiday on this day will prove that the government attaches importance to the diverse cultural opportunities of the nation.

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Let us tell you that if the Diwali Day Bill is passed by the US Congress, then it will become a law after it is approved by President Joe Biden. With this, Diwali will become the 12th federal holiday in America. Talking to the media, Grace Meng further said that Diwali celebrations in Queens, New York are amazing and they happen every year. Which goes to show how important this day is to so many people. He said that America’s strength comes from the diverse experiences, cultures and communities that make up this nation. Meng said that the Diwali Day Act I introduced is a step towards telling all Americans the importance of this day and celebrating the country’s diversity. He said that he is looking forward to passing this bill through the US Congress.

Welcome to Diwali Day Bill
New York Assembly member Jennifer Rajkumar has welcomed Meng’s move. Welcoming the bill, he said, ‘This year we saw that our entire state is speaking in one voice in support of Diwali and recognition of the South Asian community. My colleague Meng is now taking the movement national with her landmark legislation to declare Diwali a federal holiday. Let us tell you that Prime Minister Modi will be on an official tour of America from 21 to 24 June. US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will also host a state banquet at the White House on June 22 in honor of PM Modi. Indian Prime Minister will be given a salute of 21 guns.

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