United tions, Dec 12: A senior Kazakhstan diplomat has suggested that the UN adopt an Intertiol Diwali Day to commemorate the festival that he said embodies the values of the world body. Following up the success of creating an Intertiol Yoga Day at the UN, India should make efforts to have Diwali recognised similarly, Kazakhstan’s Permanent Representative Kairat Umarov said here on Monday. It would be “immortalising” Diwali, which reflects the ideas of the UN in good overcoming evil, he said.
A former deputy Foreign Minister, Umarov was speaking at a ceremony for presenting the Diwali Foundation’s “Power of One” awards to six serving and former UN diplomats and intertiol civil servants. (IANS)