UN Celebrates Diwali For First Time  

UN building in New York displays Diwali greetings - Sakshi Post

United Nations: The UN celebrated Diwali for the first time on Sunday after it was recognised in 2014.

"Happy Diwali! UN celebrates Diwali for 1st time," Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the UN tweeted.

"Thank you President of the General Assembly for this initiative," he said.

From this year, Diwali was also made an optional holiday at the UN and a "Happy Diwali" message was also displayed on the New York building of the UN.


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