NEW YORK (TIP): “As chair of the Diwali Stamp Project and president of Association of Indians in America-NY, having celebrated the largest Diwali in North America -per New York Times about 200,000 celebrants – I welcome and applaud the principled bipartisan leadership of Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner in introducing a Senate Resolution”, stated Ranju Batra, Chair, Diwali Stamp project.
“Little more than 4 years ago, I had requested my dear friend Rep. Carolyn Maloney to provide national leadership – which she has provided and has introduced in the 114th Congress HR32.
“While we have gathered thousands upon thousands of signatures and letter-petition the USPS has not found it fitting to also recognize Diwali – even as it is celebrated by almost 1.5 billion people on earth – Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists.
“The Senate’s India Caucus Co-Chairs have touched our collective hearts and mind – that these United States loves and respects us, as we love and cherish the United States. So, thank you Senator John Cornyn and Senator Mark Warner – we are in your debt!”