US: Empire State Building lit up in orange to celebrate Diwali

For the first time, the iconic Empire State Building in New York City was lit orange in celebration of Diwali.

The world famous structure turned orange last night as Indians across the world celebrated the festival of lights.

The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), the largest non-profit umbrella organisation in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut of the Indian community, lit up the monument in a special ceremony.

It was organised by the FIA in cooperation with the Empire State Realty Trust and attended by key members of the Indian diaspora.