Acknowledging the immense contribution made by the British Hindus and the British Indian community, Prime Minister David Cameron has extended Diwali wishes. He has added the Hindus and the Indians have excelled in every sphere and brought cultures and communities much closer.
In a statement issued from his 10, Downing Street office-cum residence, Prime Minister 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. I wish you and your family a happy Diwali."
Cameron has not only hosted a Diwali party at his official residence, prayed with folded hands, but also described former Libyan dictator, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's death as victory of good over evil in the true Diwali sentiments. Cameron also made it clear his children found the Diwali party absolutely exciting.