World leaders including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson congratulated on Diwali


Washington/London: US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and several other prominent personalities on Thursday greeted Indian citizens on the occasion of Diwali.

Biden’s office tweeted, ‘Wish that the light of Diwali blesses us that beyond darkness lies wisdom, wisdom, and truth. There is solidarity ahead of division. There is hope ahead of despair.’ The US President said, ‘Happy Diwali to the Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrating this festival in America and around the world.’

US Vice President Kamala Harris in a video message reminded people to “respect the light” and extend a helping hand to those in need. “Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating the festival of light in America and around the world,” he said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, ‘Congratulations to the people celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhore Day in the UK and around the world. I hope Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas are special for our Sikh friends… I express my great gratitude to the Hindu, Sikh, Jain people of Britain who have helped the vulnerable for the last 18 months and helped people stay safe. He said, ‘I want to wish everyone in Britain and people around the world, especially friends from India, a Happy Diwali.’


Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett extended Diwali greetings to his ‘friend’ and Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. At the same time, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and many other celebrities also congratulated Diwali.