Uganda: The President of the Republic of Uganda hosted a special Diwali dinner party for the Indian community living in Uganda. This Diwali dinner was held on November 4 in the State House Entebbe.
As per Yoweri K Museveni’s official statement, “the Gujratis have played a lead role in Uganda’s social, as well as in their industrial development from past many decades. Only Amin saw them as a problem, and he didn’t value the wealth creation chain.”
Yoweri K Museveni also shared a picture on his official Twitter handle where many ladies were seen in Indian outfits (Wearing Saree) and President himself standing in the middle and congratulating them for the upcoming festive season.
While standing in the middle, he said, “I always celebrate Christians on Christmas and Muslims on Eid, so I have to celebrate with Indian Community on their Diwali day.”
Moreover, he also shared some vital information regarding citizenship through his official Twitter handle, in which he stated that there should not be issues with children whose Indian parents are already citizens of Uganda, even those who are not citizens but frequently come to Uganda for business should be given multiple or entry visas in the country.
Furthermore, he also calls upon more Indian Investors to set up in Africa and urges them to invest in value addition in dairy, steel, agriculture, tanning etc.
He finishes his speech by congratulating the Indian community and wishing them wonderful celebrations.
After finishing his speech, people seemed very happy and filled with joy as this was the first time any other nation’s President was celebrating the Indian festival ‘Diwali.’
Moreover, Diwali is the biggest Indian festival of fun and laughter. Many other Africans joined Indians in their celebration and shared a glimpse of the festival on their Twitter handle.
According to one of Twitter’s handlers ‘Phillip Crystal’, “Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia also gave his sincere appreciation to President Museveni for his generosity to celebrate with Indians on their Diwali. He thanked him for embracing different cultures and for creating a conducive environment for business and peace in the country.”