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Diwali in London dedicates events to youth with universal values of tolerance, love

DIL demonstrates unity of Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities 27th September 2011: The Diwali in London Team is dedicating this year’s event to all young people who recognise the universal values of tolerance, love, respect and unity, the ideals imparted
by Lord Rama.
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The DIL says: 2010 celebrates the International Year of Youth, and the invaluable energies of young people which will help to ensure the future success of our fragile planet.

The Diwali in London Team is dedicating this year’s event to all young people who recognise the universal values of tolerance, love, respect and unity, the ideals imparted
by Lord Rama.

The Diwali in London demonstrates the unity of Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities working collectively and the Team is proud to have involved the youth from our organisations in helping deliver the event.

Already, the May of London has extended Diwali greetings and appreciated the Indian community in London.

Mayor Boris Johnson has also called upon the Indian communities to get involved in volunteering during the 2012 Games.

The Mayor minced no words in appreciating the Indians in London by saying: The dynamism and contribution of the Indian community to London’s economic, social and cultural life and their commitment to this city never fails to impress me.

In his Diwali greetings, the Mayor asserted: Diwali is a wonderful festival and offers an inspiration to all communities with its underlying themes of peace, renewal and co-operation…..

`It is with this in mind that I am calling on all Indian communities to get involved in volunteering during the 2012 Games as well as becoming mentors to work with young people, especially in uniformed groups such as the Scouts and Cadets. I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali.

The festival of lights, Diwali, is about a fortnight away. The festival is being celebrated at Trafalgar Square, Sunday, 16th October, between 2pm till 7pm

You get free sarees and saree wearing on first come first serve basis. You can also savour vegetarian food in the special zone with variety of hot and cold foods and drinks.

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Sukhmanjit Grewal’s image of henna painted hands and Diwali diva clicks