The United Nations celebrated Diwali for the first time on Sunday after it was recognised in 2014.
“Happy Diwali! UN celebrates Diwali for 1st time, Thank you the President of the General Assembly for this initiative, It is a privilege and honour to serve India at UN. I am humbled. Thank you for all the good wishes. Will strive to do my best,” Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative to the UN tweeted.
Light over darkness, hope over despair, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil – the UN lights up. Happy Diwali! A “Happy Diwali” message was also displayed on the New York building of the UN.