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Daughter of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump to celebrate Diwali in a Hindu Temple in US

Ivanka Trump is going to be the first family member of a US Presidential candidate to celebrate an Indian festival

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WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, the candidate of the upcoming U.S. Presidential elections in November, is going to celebrate the festival of Diwali in a Hindu temple in the vital state of Virginia along with the Indian-American community members who have in past supported the Democratic party in the U.S. polls.

The campaign officials and community leaders have reported that Ivanka Trump will celebrate Diwali with Indian-Americans during her visit to the Rajdhani Temple at Chantilly on Wednesday, mentioned PTI.

It is the first time in the history that a family member of one of the top Presidential candidates will be visiting a Hindu temple.

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This visit of Ivanka Trump to the temple, a 34-year-old successful businesswoman, to the Rajdhani Temple would “go a long way in breaking the stereotype,” that the campaign “represents only angry white voters,” said Rajesh Gooty, an Indian-American community leader in Virginia.

“This is a big positive for the community,” he told PTI.

Ivanka is also playing a key role in the campaign for her father, Donald Trump.

This move of Trump to send her daughter to a Hindu temple is seen both as a recognition been given to the significant and important Indian-American community in the US and also as an effort to woo this culturally and religiously diverse community for the Presidential elections which are due on November 8.

In fact Trump last week attended a charity event organised to raise funds for Kashmiri Pandits and Hindu victims of terrorism in Bangladesh. The event was organised by the Republican Hindu council and it was attended by more than 5,000 people. Again, This also happened for the first time that a Presidential candidate attended an Indian-American event.

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It is believed that the traditional vote bank of the Indian-American community who have grown up to a strong number of 30,000 of the Democratic would penetrate by seeing the latest actions and motives of Trump, mentioned PTI.

It is clear from the results of 2008 and 2012 elections that whosoever wins London county will win over Virginia. There has been a remarkable growth of the Indian-American community in the county in the past 16 years, especially on the account of the emergence of an IT corridor near the Dulles Airport.

– prepared by Chesta Ahuja, NewsGram.  Twitter: @ahuja_chesta

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According to the Pew Research Centre, 68 percent of all Americans use Facebook and three-quarters of that access the social media platform on a daily basis.

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With the exception of those 65 and older, a majority of Americans across a wide range of demographic groups now use Facebook.

“Younger Americans (especially those ages 18 to 24) stand out for embracing a variety of platforms and using them frequently. Some 78 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat, and a sizeable majority of these users (71 percent) visit the platform multiple times per day,” the findings showed.

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Similarly, 71 percent of Americans in this age group now use Instagram and close to half (45 percent) are Twitter users, the survey noted.

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By the same token, a majority of users (59 percent) say it would not be hard to stop using these sites, including 29 percent who say it would not be hard at all to give up social media.

Some 88 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds indicated that they use any form of social media. That share falls to 78 percent among those ages 30 to 49, to 64 percent among those ages 50 to 64 and to 37 percent among Americans 65 and older.

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