(By our staff reporter) New York: In a noble effort to recognize hard working & stressed diplomatic community; Manhattan's power couple, noted Attorney Ravi Batra & Diwali Stamp Ranju Batra, Chairwoman, Diwali Foundation USA recently organized a Holiday party.
“Ranju’s last-minute idea - to bring the joy and celebration of the holiday spirit to officialdom – resulted in the reception and holiday dinner last Saturday for the over-stressed and always hard-working diplomatic community. The diplomats are the unsung heroes bridging the gap between peace or war.
The reception and dinner was graced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, House Foreign Affairs committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, and New York State Attorney General Tish James. After being introduced by Ravi Batra, each of them exhibited the holiday spirit and celebrated the great gathering on such short notice, the vital need for diplomacy in our world, and with the Mayor taking special pleasure in celebrating Ranju as a “powerhouse in her own right,” given her 7 year-drive to successfully get the Diwali stamp.
The diplomatic community included Permanent Representatives and/or their family from many nations, including, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Dominica, Egypt, Granada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Taruna. India's C.G. ,Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty of India felicitated the event with joy and special pride.”