London: Describing Diwali as a “great moment” in Britain’s national calendar, Prime Minister David Cameron today greeted the Indian diaspora community for their “incredible” contribution to the UK.
In his “Shubh Diwali!” message, Cameron also praised the active role played by the Indian diaspora in British life after he hosted his annual Diwali reception at 10 Downing Street this afternoon.
“To everyone celebrating, let me wish you a happy and peaceful Diwali and a prosperous New Year,” he said. Describing Diwali as a “a great moment in our national calendar and an opportunity to shine a light on the communities who do so much to make Britain great”,
“Families are coming together, lights are being strung up, and the food is going in the oven. Diwali is upon us once again. As the celebrations get underway, from London to Leicester, Glasgow to Gwent, Bristol to Birmingham, I want to send out my very best wishes to everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights,” Cameron said in his Diwali message.