Cornyn Releases Letter to Texans in Celebration of Diwali

In: All News   Posted 11/06/2018

AUSTIN—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following open letter to Texans in celebration of Diwali:

Dear Fellow Texans:

Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and millions across the globe – including hundreds of thousands of Indian-Americans in Texas – celebrate the Festival of Lights.

These lights are physical, including lanterns, candles, and fireworks, but for those who light the flames, they hold a deeper meaning.  Diwali celebrates awareness of one’s inner light and light’s triumph over darkness.  It celebrates goodness over evil and hope over despair.  It holds a message that resonates with all Texans and a wonderful opportunity to recommit ourselves to acknowledging the plentiful good around us.

As co-founder and co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I authored a resolution to commemorate Diwali with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.  I’m proud that you can purchase a Diwali stamp from the U.S. Postal Service to send greetings to your friends and family.

My wife, Sandy, and I send you our sincere wishes for a joyous and prosperous new year.

God Bless you all, and may God continue to Bless the great state of Texas.


John Cornyn
U.S. Senator for Texas