This Diwali, the UN building will be lit up for Diwali! After the UN declared the Diwali an official festival in 2014, it will be the first time this year that the UN will celebrate it officially too.
In a NewsMobile Exclusive interview with Editor-in-Chief Saurabh Shukla, India’s Permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin said that he believes that this is a bold step for the country, which will push lobbying efforts in the UN.
Moreover, in the aftermath of Uri Attacks and Indian Surgical Strikes, a decision like this by the UN is a bold step towards those who don’t support the path of peace. By supporting India on this auspicious occasion, the UN has symbolically signified its strong stand against those who endorse terrorism and non-peaceful activities.