The Prime Minister has hosted a reception to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, taking the opportunity to wish a Happy Diwali to British Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities in the UK and around the world.
Mr Cameron said:
I want to send my very best wishes to all our communities here in the United Kingdom and around the world celebrating the festival of Diwali.
Diwali, with all its references to friendship, family and fellowship, is something that we can all embrace and celebrate. It gives me enormous pleasure to be able to again host Downing Street’s celebration of Diwali in October.
As well as celebrating Diwali, which is so important to British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, we should also recognise and celebrate the immense contribution the British Hindu and the British Indian community make to our country. In every single sphere you have excelled, bringing our cultures and communities much closer together.
So may this New Year bring you great success in your endeavours.