Diwali in November
“This Assembly looks forward to Diwali in November this year and recognises the importance of the celebration in the lives of Hindu, Sikh and Jain Londoners. The Assembly notes that the teaching of Diwali has happened in schools for many decades, and is a welcome contribution to community relations, promoting a better understanding of the customs of our friends and neighbours.
This Assembly believes that though we are all different, we are one London, and that our diversity and multiculturalism is a strength. It helps to promote an open and accepting culture, which in turn is what makes us a top destination for trade and business, as well as one of the leading cultural centres of the world.”