UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 - The UN celebrated Diwali for the first time on Sunday after it was recognised in 2014. �Happy Diwali! UN celebrates Diwali for 1st time,� Syed Akbaruddin, India�s permanent representative to the UN tweeted. �Thank you President of the General Assembly for this initiative,� he said.
From this year, Diwali was also made an optional holiday at the UN and a �Happy Diwali� message was also displayed on the New York building of the United Nations. � IANS