DIWALI AT THE WHITE HOUSE
On October 24, 2022, SAPHA President, Samira Khan, was one of the invited guests, at the White House's Diwali celebration. It was an honor to have SAPHA recognized on this large national scale with the esteemed invite. It is a testament to the hard work of past and present members of the Board of Directors, that SAPHA has been established as the leading voice on public health issues impacting South Asians in the United States.
President Biden and First-lady Dr. Biden reflected on how light prevails in moments of darkness and how we each have the power to dispel this darkness. It was touching to hear President Biden acknowledge the inherent contribution of the South Asian American experience to the ongoing story of America. Vice President Harris also took the stage and gave a heartwarming speech about her personal relationship with Diwali. SAPHA is grateful for this momentous opportunity to witness a historical milestone alongside numerous South Asian leaders and trailblazers from across the country.