Boris and Priti visit North London temple for Diwali celebrations

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Home Secretary Priti Patel visit Neasden Temple during Diwali. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel attended the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in North London yesterday to celebrate the occasion of Diwali.

The PM and Home Secretary celebrated Diwali and the Hindu New Year with devotees at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple.’

During the visit, Mr Johnson was handed a shirt as a present for his son Wilfred by seven year-old Amisha Patel.

The Prime Minister said:

“As we mark Hindu New Year and Diwali I’d like to send my warmest wishes to all British Hindus who make an incredible contribution to our country.”

The PM then took to Twitter saying:

“Inspiring to see community spirit in action @NeasdenTemple today.

@PritiPatel and I saw the incredible contribution Hindus make to the UK, from serving in our police and NHS to rolling out the Covid vaccine.

Happy New Year and Shubh Diwali to our wonderful Hindu community!”

Pictures by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street.

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