Cameron Celebrates Sikh Contributions to UK Life on Vaisakhi

Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the special contribution of Sikhs to British life through their hard work.

Published: 13th April 2016 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2016 04:38 PM   |  A+A-


British Prime Minister David Cameron (File|AFP)


LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron today lauded the special contribution of Sikhs to British life through their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, as he wished the community members on Vaisakhi festival.

"I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Britain and around the world celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi.   

"As Gudwaras across Britain prepare to mark the birth of Khalsa, this is also a time for us to celebrate the special contribution the Sikh community has made to British life," Downing Street said in a statement from Cameron.

"Whether it's through hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit that has helped our country prosper or a vibrant cultural tradition, British Sikhs have brought so much to our society," the statement said.

"So as the Gudwaras are decorated with flowers and offerings, and vibrant processions take place in the streets, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable Vaisakhi and a great year to come."

Vasakhi refers to the harvest festival in Punjab.


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