UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes on Diwali


GUWAHATI: On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed his “respect” for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have “gone out of their way” to help others during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Namaste and Happy Diwali everybody. Millions of lamps are once again being lit as a spectacular joyful festival of Diwali is here. And of course, I knew that this year, as with so many other events, Diwali is not going to be the same. People across this country are making huge sacrifices, your lives have been put on hold, I know, your work and businesses have been disrupted. Let’s all take comfort from the meaning at the heart of this fantastic festival, and that the many millions of Diwali lights all over the world shine through the darkness as beacons of hope for a better future,” he said.

In a video message that he posted on his Twitter handle, Johnson could be seen lighting a lamp.

Boris Johnson Tweeted, “Happy #Diwali   and #BandiChhorDivas! I know that this year celebrations will be different, but I am filled with respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others throughout this pandemic.”