New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced that Diwali will now be a public school holiday in the city. The announcement was made on Monday, with Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar joining the Mayor at City Hall. This decision is significant as it recognises the growing Indian-American community in the city. Jenifer is the first Hindu American and South Asian woman to represent Queens and has been championing for this cause since 2014. The move has also been praised by Indian-American lawmakers and community leaders in the city.
Today: December 4, 2023