Joyous Diwali and Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2069. On November 14th 2012.



We Trivedi Parivar wishing

you all Joyous Diwali and

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2069.

Vikram Samvat 2069

Veer Samvat 2539

Trivedi Parivar



Office of the Press Secretary



November 13, 2012

Statement by the President on the Observance of Diwali

Today, here at home and across the globe, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists will celebrate the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights. Diwali is a time for gathering with family and friends, often marked with good food and dancing. It is also a time for prayer and reflection about those less fortunate. It is a testament to the compassion of these communities that so many of them have helped those that have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy.


Many who observe this holiday will light the Diya, or lamp, which symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. As that lamp is lit, we should all recommit ourselves to bring light to any place still facing darkness. Earlier this year, we were reminded of the evil that exists in the world when a gunman walked into the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and opened fire. In the wake of that horrible tragedy, we saw the resilience of a community that drew strength from their faith and a sense of solidarity with their neighbors, Sikh and non-Sikh alike. We also saw compassion and love, in the heroic actions of the first responders and the outpouring of support from people across the country. Out of a day of sadness, we were reminded that the beauty of America remains our diversity, and our right to religious freedom.


To those celebrating Diwali, I wish you, your families and loved ones Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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  1. Beacon Hill
    Diwali celebrated at State House
    Posted by Johanna Kaiser November 14, 2012 01:50 PM

    Governor Deval Patrick lights the Diwali Diya at the State House's first official lighting ceremony for the holiday.

    By Johanna Kaiser, Town Correspondent

    Gov. Deval Patrick celebrated Diwali in the State House Tuesday, becoming the first sitting governor to light the Diwali Diya.

    Patrick joined the South Asian Arts Council at the official lighting of the Diwali Diya to mark the first day of the holiday known as “the festival of lights.”

    Diwali commemorates the return of Hinduism;Lord Rama from banishment, and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, and higher knowledge over violence, fear, and oppression, according to the council.

    Amit Dixit, executive director of the South Asian Arts Council, also honored the struggles of those families and communities members who first came to America decades ago as he celebrated the state’s first official lighting of the Diwali Diya.

    “I honor them and thank them for everything they’ve accomplished for we could not have gotten here without their hard work and their dedication and their belief of what the American dream is,” Dixit said at the ceremony in front of the Grand Staircase of the State House.

    Patrick also said he was proud to celebrate Diwali with the community.

    “We honor the contributions that the South Asian community has made to our community. Your community is our community and ours is yours,” Patrick told the crowd at the ceremony.

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  2. U.S. Senators Introduce Resolution Celebrating Diwali

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 15,2012 (India Times): Two top American senators have introduced a resolution in the US Senate recognising the religious and historical significance of Diwali festival. Senators Mark Warner and John Cornyn, co-chairs of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan India Caucus, have introduced the resolution in observance of the festival of lights, expressing deepest respect for Indian Americans and South Asian Americans, as well as fellow countrymen and diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion.

    “As co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I am pleased to sponsor a resolution celebrating this important holiday for the Indian people and Indian-Americans,” Warner said. “India is the world’s largest democracy, which makes our countries and our people natural partners. It’s a relationship based on shared values, and its one I’d like to continue to grow,” he said.

    “Diwali’s message of tolerance, compassion, and the victory of good over evil resonates with the American spirit,” Cornyn said. “As Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and others come together to celebrate this festival of lights, let us all be reminded, as Americans, of one of our most cherished freedoms: the freedom of religion,” he said in a statement.

    Diwali is a festival of lights that marks the beginning of the Hindu new year, during which celebrants light small oil lamps, place the lamps around the home, and pray for health, knowledge, peace, wealth and prosperity, the resolution notes. The lights symbolise the light of knowledge within the individual that overwhelms the darkness of ignorance, empowering each celebrant to do good deeds and show compassion to others, it said.

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