Joe Biden, the United States presidential candidate and former vice president on Saturday extended his wishes to people celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in the US, India and across the world.
“To everyone celebrating the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in the US, India, and around the world, may you overcome all obstacles, be blessed with wisdom, and find a path toward new beginnings,” Biden wrote on Twitter.
Kamala Harris, Democrat’s vice president nominee following the Biden extended her wishes.
Amid the coronavirus spread, Indian community is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on Saturday. The festivities for Ganesh Chaturthi continue for ten days, during which the devotees keep a Lord Ganesha idols at their homes and they worship him. The festival ends with devotees immersing the idols into the water bodies on last day of the festival.
Although, this year, the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi have been sober due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country and restrictions placed to curb the infection. The Covid-19 norms like social distancing prevented people to celebrate the festival in the congregation.
The wishes from Biden and Harris came when the campaign for presidential elections is in full swing in the US.
During campaigning , Biden has promised the voters that if elected, his administration will place a “high priority” on bolstering ties with India and will continue to strengthen India’s defense capabilities.