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Comptroller Scott Stringer Hosts Diwali Celebration

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): As usual, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted Diwali breakfast. With “Namaste,” and “Diwali Mubarak” Stringer tried to establish some kind of a rapport with the large gathering of Indian Americans. “It is great to be here celebrating Diwali-and to see so many familiar faces from all across the city. So let me begin by saying: welcome to the Comptroller’s office.

This is your office. It will always be open to you.” “Thank you Neeta Bhasin for your generous introduction. And more important– thank you for serving on our MWBE advisory board.” “As many of you know, we recently created an advisory board to ensure that all city agencies reach out to minority and women-owned businesses when it comes to granting contracts. And that’s because diversity is our strength in New York City. It’s what makes us a beacon of tolerance, compassion and welcome to the entire world.” We’re meeting here in the spirit of truth and justice. And in New York City, that means justice for all. Diwali is festival of lights and also gives courage to fight against darkness no matter what kind of darkness in any facet of life but God always supports you all. So, enjoy.”


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