Sir David Amess MP joined in the festivities at the 16th annual Diwali Celebrations in the House of Commons. The event on Wednesday 31st October was attended by representatives of over 40 Indian organisations and community leaders from eight religious backgrounds.
The festival of Diwali is one of the most significant in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendar, celebrated by millions across the world. The annual five-day festival celebrates the spiritual victory of light over darkness, and good over evil.
Sir David was delighted to join constituents from Southend West at the celebrations, and enjoyed the wonderful performances of traditional Indian music and dance.