Diwali at Downing Street
Avtar Sandhu MBE attended a Diwali celebration on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at Downing Street. Each year, a variety of men and women from the Indian community are invited to meet with David Cameron in his home to mark the Indian Festival which celebrates lights victory over darkness. Av was invited along with his brother Rags Sandhu as well as close family friends Kewal and Tej Randeva.
Avtar and the other guests met the Prime Minister and listened to a speech whereby he thanked and acknowledged the contribution of the Indian community to Britain and its economy. David Cameron also noted the positives of those with an Indian background becoming active in politics with MP's such as Priti Patel becoming Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions.
Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, was soon to visit the UK with David Cameron stating his pleasure at the visit and was looking forward to meeting the Indian PM.
Av Sandhu MBE stated, 'It is a privilege to be invited to 10 Downing Street to speak with David Cameron about Diwali and the Indian community. His words show that the Indian community are contributing to Britain in a way that is driving us forward. Being a local councillor and having my own business, it was a pleasure to be part of it.'
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