Donal Trump Celebrated Diwali in White House Oval Office with senior Indian-American members of the administration, including Nikki Haley, Seema Verma and community leaders.

He expressed his appreciation for Indians and said he values his 'very strong' relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

He said Today, I was deeply honored to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community - to celebrate Diwali -- the Hindu Festival of Lights," Trump said. 



"As we do so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world's largest democracy. I greatly value my very strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi," he added

The tradition of Diwali celebration was first started by former President George Bush. However, he never personally participated in the White House Diwali celebrations and the Diwali celebrations continued during the Obama tenure and now the president of US Donald Trump continues the tradition.

Daughter Ivanka Trump also joined the President in celebration of Diwali celebrations.

Last year Ivanka, who is now a presidential advisor, had visited Hindu temples in Virginia and Florida as part of Diwali.