UK Prime Minister Welcomes Hindu Community for Festive Gathering Ahead of Diwali
UK PM Rishi Sunak and Wife Akshata Murty Diwali Celebrations: In a vibrant celebration of Diwali, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, hosted a special event at Downing Street, welcoming guests from the Hindu community. The couple, surrounded by a joyous crowd, lit diyas, symbolizing the spiritual triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
Shubh Diwali Wishes from Downing Street
Expressing warm wishes, the UK Prime Minister's office shared a post, saying, "Shubh Diwali to everyone across the UK and around the world." The images captured the essence of the festivities, showcasing the cultural diversity embraced in the heart of London.
Diwali, known as the Hindu festival of lights, holds profound significance, symbolizing the spiritual victory of light over darkness. This year, Diwali is set to be celebrated on November 12, and Downing Street became a beacon of festive joy as the Prime Minister and his wife joined the revelry.
In addition to the festive celebrations, recent discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK counterpart Rishi Sunak highlighted progress on the Free Trade Agreement. The leaders expressed mutual commitment to securing an ambitious deal beneficial to both nations.
During the conversation, Sunak congratulated PM Modi on Team India's impressive performance in the ongoing Cricket World Cup and also wished him a very Happy Diwali. The leaders shared optimism for England's upcoming Test series in India in January, reflecting the camaraderie between the two nations.
Notably, The UK and India have been actively negotiating a Free Trade Agreement since 2022, with the 12th round of talks taking place from August 8-31 this year. The discussions underscored the shared commitment to fostering strong economic ties.