Indian diaspora to welcome Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with kolam tiles on inauguration day

To welcome the US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on inauguration day (January 20), the Indian diaspora is making thousands of kolam tiles at US Capitol to help heal the divide.

"Some beauty after the chaos: in front of the U.S. Capitol Thursday, thousands of kolam tiles are being made to welcome @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris later this month," tweeted IndiasporaForum.

Earlier, Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building last week and clashed with police when Congress was in session to validate Biden's presidential win in November elections. Indians believe that kolam can help in healing the divide.

"Many believe kolams can help heal divides and welcome what's next. #2021kolam @2021Kolam" tweeted the Forum.

A kolam is an Indian art form of geometric patterns, used as a sign of welcome. Drawn outside homes, the beautiful designs made of dots and lines provide a sense of joy and calm to all who enter.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to light up the stage during Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony

Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will be among A-listers who will perform at the largely-virtual swearing-in ceremony of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on January 20.

Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the US Capitol, where the ceremony will be taking place.

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