WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Some of the most influential Indian Americans celebrated Diwali at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. Nonprofit Indiaspora hosted the event, honoring Indian American elected officials and other leaders for their ongoing public service.  Senior Biden Administration officials, including Neera Tanden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke at the event.

America’s former envoy to the UN Nikki Haley and powerful Republican lawmaker Mike Waltz have called for an alliance between India and the US that would allow both countries to maintain and expand their global strength. The move is in response to China’s rapid growth, now seen as a threat to the region.

The South Asian Bar Association is congratulating Sarala Nagala on her confirmation as a federal judge in Connecticut.
Judge Nagala will be the first Indian American judge in that District. SABA endorsed Judge Nagala’s nominaiton.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.