East Meadow School District Declares Diwali an Official School Holiday
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Zed also noted that, "Awareness about other religions thus created by such holidays like Diwali would make New York State students well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow."
EMSD serves over 7,400 students in nine schools of East Meadow and Westbury communities of Long Island. Zed encouraged New York State Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, to work towards adding Diwali as an official holiday in all 728 school districts.