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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Missed Diwali

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Delhi addressing a Townhall in Delhi IIT last month, wished everyone a “Happy Diwali” but said on his Facebook account that he missed being in India at this time. Diwali is India’s largest festival of lights and many Americans are familiar with Diwali, which is held within Indian communities across the nation. Mark ...

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Meet Indian-Origin Activist Sunitha Viswanathan, Recipient of White House Honour

Indian origin Sunitha viswanathan was among the 12 faith leaders being honoured as “Champion of Change” on July 20 by the US White House for their continuous efforts towards climate change. Viswanath “is being honoured for her work to encourage Hindus in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change,” said the White House. Sunitha is a co-founder ...

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White House Hosts iftaar Party

US President Barack Obama hosted an Iftaar Party at the White House inviting mostly American Muslims and Muslim ambassadors, including those from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Addressing the guests, President Barack Obama said, “Our annual White House Iftar recognises the sacredness of Ramzan to more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” Reminding that Iftar is a reflector of the freedoms ...

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White House Science Fair: Watch Live as Kids Showcase Precious Inventions

Several Indian-Americans are among over 100 students from across the country who would showcase their inventions, and innovative science projects at the fifth White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama on Monday. Celebrating their extraordinary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) achievements, this year’s exhibits, all built, made, and designed by kids, range from patented inventions to award-winning ...

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