Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit America on 22 June 2023.
Now in America also there will be a government holiday on Diwali, the festival of lights. US Congresswoman Grace Meng on Friday introduced a bill in the US Congress to declare Diwali a federal holiday. Meng tweeted on Saturday, “Today, I am proud to announce the introduction of the Diwali Day Act, my bill that would make Diwali a federal holiday. Thank you to all my government colleagues and the many advocates who joined me in expressing their support.”
Diwali is a federally recognized holiday in the US.
The Diwali Day Act would make Diwali a federally recognized holiday in the US. The Diwali Day Act, if passed by Congress and signed by the President, would make the festival of lights the 12th federally recognized holiday in the US.
Meng said during a virtual press conference shortly after introducing the bill in the US House of Representatives, “Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year for billions of people around the world and for countless families and communities in Queens, New York and the United States.” One of the important days. The federal holiday on Diwali will provide an opportunity for families and friends to celebrate the festival together and at the same time demonstrate that the government values the diverse cultural colors of the nation.
Steps Toward Celebrating American Diversity
Meng said, “Diwali celebrations are a wonderful time in Queens and each year it is easy to see how important the day is to so many people. America’s strength comes from the diverse experiences, cultures, and communities that make up this nation.” Meng continued, “The Diwali Day Act is a step toward educating all Americans on the importance of this day and celebrating American diversity. I look forward to moving this bill through Congress.”
Welcoming the move, New York Assembly member Jennifer Rajkumar said, “This year we have seen our entire state speak with one voice in support of Diwali and recognition of the South Asian community. “My colleague in government, Meng, is now taking the movement nationally with her landmark legislation to declare Diwali a federal holiday,” she said.
PM Modi’s US visit
Prime Minister Modi will visit America next month. He will be on an official visit to the US from 21-24 June 2023. During this, President Joe Biden and his wife will also host a state banquet at the White House on June 22 in honor of PM Modi. The Indian community will also organize many cultural programs at the hotel in Washington DC where PM Modi will stay.