Wes Moore And Aruna Miller Celebrate Diwali
India-West Staff Reporter
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller gathered at the Universities at Shady Grove with members of the South Asian American community to celebrate Diwali.
In a celebration hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, Moore said, “The beauty of Diwali transcends cultures and languages. This celebration of faith and choosing light over darkness is a message that is both powerful and necessary in our current climate. I was proud to join with Maryland’s first Indian American Lieutenant Governor and members of the South Asian American community to celebrate Diwali.”
“Growing up as an immigrant, I remember celebrating Diwali and lighting the Diya with just a small group of Indian American families like mine,” said Lt. Gov. Miller. “Celebrating Diwali alongside members of our administration and members of the community and lighting the Diya as Maryland’s first immigrant and first Indian American Lieutenant Governor is an honor I will always treasure.”
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, approximately 105,000 individuals of Indian descent live in Maryland.