Sens. Warner and Cornyn call for U.S.P.S, the commemorative stamp of Diwali,India

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On March 26, 2015, Senate India Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Mark Warner(D-VA) and Sen. John Cornyn(R-TX) submitted a resolution for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali so called “Festival of lights” in Hinduism culture in India.

Diwali is an Indian holiday that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil, fighting over the darkness of inner heart to bringing peace and joy through meditation.

“This commemorative stamp is an important recognition of the significance of Diwali to the more than three million Indian Americans and one billion Indians worldwide who celebrate this holiday,” Sen. Warner said.

“A stamp commemorating Diwali is a significant and meaningful way to honor the importance of the Festival of Lights to so many Indian Americans, both in Texas and across the country,” said Sen. Cornyn.

The U.S. Postal Service has issued stamps to honor other popular holidays in the United States, including Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Eid al-Fitr.

As the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Senate India Caucus, Sens. Cornyn and Warner have worked to engage Indian Americans and Indian government officials to expand cooperation between the United States and India, the world’s largest democracy.

Diwali, the Hindo festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and brightest festival in India. The first night of Diwali starts with darkness, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Diwali falls between mid-October and mid- Novermber.

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