The Three most prominent personalities of UK warmly welcome our Sikh cultures and appreciate our values with open arms.
They are thankful for the values Sikhs bring in to Britain. They feel grateful to all the religious communities for bringing values like belief in family, community and most of all the belief in serving others above yourself.
The Prime Minister adds in his speech “Let us celebrate the history of the relationship between our peoples and our countries, and of course let us think of the values that unite us as we strive to bring up our children, to strengthen our families, to strengthen our societies and build a better world. You’re hugely welcome here tonight and thank you for all you do for our country. Thank you very much indeed”.
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party welcomes the unique cuture and diversity Indians bring in their country, apart from contribution in finance, business & education.
Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister highlights the core values these festivals embodies such as kindness, compassion and the enduring power of knowledge to banish ignorance and fear which is regardless of our faith or background.
He further adds” In Britain, our pride in holding some of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India is a constant reminder of the diversity, generosity and openness that makes our country great. So whether you are in Leicester or New Delhi, marking the return of Lord Rama from exile, attainment of moksha by Mahavira or the Bandi Chhor Divas – this is a chance for all of us to come together, learn from each other and have fun, enjoying the lights and joyous music of Diwali.”
~ Source: www.gov.uk