Resolution for Diwali stamp introduced in US Senate

Two influential American lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the US Senate calling on the US Postal Service to issue a postal stamp to commemorate the festival of Diwal.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015, 07:46 AM IST

Washington: Two influential American lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the US Senate calling on the US Postal Service to issue a postal stamp to commemorate the festival of Diwal.

"This commemorative stamp is an important recognition of the significance of Diwali to more than three million Indian- Americans and one billion Indians worldwide," said Senator Mark Warner, Co-Chair of Senate Indian Caucus, who introduced the legislation along with Senator John Cornyn.

"A stamp commemorating Diwali is a significant and meaningful way to honor the importance of the festival of lights to so many Indian-Americans, both in Texas and across the country," Cornyn said.

The resolution has been assigned to a congressional committee that will consider it before possibly sending it to the House or Senate.

The US Postal Service has issued similar stamps for other popular religious celebrations in the US such as Christmas, Eid, Kwanzaa and Hannukah.