2017 Diwali Message from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
As Mayor of London, I want to send my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Diwali in London and around the world.
During this wonderful festival of lights, we come together to share the story of Rama and Sita to light candles in our homes and to pay tribute to the warmth and generosity of our Hindu, Sikh and Jain brothers and sisters. Friends and families reflect on the past year together and mark the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and friendship over enmity.
Diwali’s central message of peace and mutual respect is one that we can all learn from. It reminds us that London succeeds when London is open to all.
From my family to yours, Happy Diwali and A Prosperous New Year!