New York, USA: The Brahma Kumaris were invited to attend the in-district swearing-in of newly elected Congressman Antonio Delgado to the 116th Congress for New York’s 19th district. The event was held at the Opera House in Hudson, upstate New York.
BK Chirya, from the Brahma Kumaris Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center, happily met and extended a loving invitation to Antonio and his family to visit Peace Village. Delgado and staff are busy opening several key offices in the district to keep his promise to open the communication channels between the people and the government.
Delgado, age 41, of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, is now legislating for the 19th District, which stretches across the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Southern Tier to the eastern end of Broome County and includes Peace Village Retreat Center in Greene Country, New York. Delgado grew up in Schenectady, and is a Harvard-educated lawyer and Rhodes scholar.
Delgado, the member of United States House of Representatives, said, “We won! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unwavering support. Our campaign prevailed by leaning into our shared principles and values … I am grateful that we can work together and re-engage with our democratic principles. We can uplift each other to support a new generation of leaders who are dedicated to restoring the American Dream for everyone. Together, we can build a better future for our community, our families, our neighbors, and our country. Thanks again for your support. Often I think about what words Dr. King would offer us during this administration and I’m reminded of this quote:
‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.’ – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “