President Obama Shares in Celebration of Diwali

Oil candles in celebration of the festival Diwali

Courtesy, Wikipedia.

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President Barack Obama this week celebrated in the Indian holiday of Diwali, a festival of lights.

A friend’s e-card made me aware of Diwali, also known as Tihar in Nepal. Then a featured WordPress post got me to explore this festival in celebration of “light over darkness“.

Having learned about Diwali I find it a beautiful celebration to share in with those across the globe and who recognize it here in the US. Many places in India are half way around the world, 12 hours ahead in time zones. Obama kind of brings the world all the more closer with his public participation in celebration of this festival.

When I was growing up, I actively participated in the activities of those in my community. I played dreidel or dradle between Chanukah and Christmas in school, built a backyard Sukkoth with best friend Andy for Yom Kippur, and celebrated more than a dozen Bat and Bar Mitzvahs.

The result was a deep appreciation and closer relationship in community with others- not apart from them.

Sharing Online

Online communities hold the same richness diversity and opportunities in connecting with others across the globe or in your own back yard.

How we openly seek, invite and include friends, family, classmates, clients, colleagues and others can better define our personal brand as rich exchange networks.

Building Your Community

How do you participate with those from other cultures, nations, and beliefs? Leave your comment.

The Whitehouse posted its official video on President Obama’s recognition and celebration of Diwali this week.

WordPress Article on Obama and Diwali

http://americanepali.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/happy-diwali-president-obama/

Times of India Video: Obama celebrates Diwali

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/5126165.cms

Obama celerating Diwali in NYTimes.com

www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/14/us/politics/AP-US-Obama-Asian-Americans.html?

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1 Response to “President Obama Shares in Celebration of Diwali”


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