US presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden on Saturday extended his wishes to people celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in the US, India and around 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,” he wrote on Twitter.
To everyone celebrating the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in the U.S., India, and around the world, may you overcome all obstacles, be blessed with wisdom, and find a path toward new beginnings.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 22, 2020
Amid the Covid-19 spread, Indian community is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on Saturday. The festivities for Ganesh Chaturthi continues for 10 days, during which devotees keep a Lord Ganesha idols at their homes and worship him. The festival ends with devotees immersing the idols into the water bodies on last day of the festival.
However, this year, the celebrations have been sombre due to the Covid-19 spread in the country and restrictions placed to curb the infection. The social distancing norms prevented people to celebrate the festival in the congregation.
The wishes from Biden comes at a time when the campaign for US elections is in full swing in the United States.
During the campaign, Biden has promised that if elected, his administration will place a “high priority” on bolstering ties with India and will continue to strengthen India’s defence capabilities.