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Mayor’s Guru Nanak’s Birthday Message

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan with wife arriving at St Paul's

 The following is the message sent by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to mark 

Guru Nanak’s Birthday – Gurpurab di lakh lakh vadhai.

Sadiq Khan reads Asian Lite which features him on cover
Sadiq Khan reads Asian Lite which features him on cover

I’d like to send my very best wishes to Sikhs in London and around the world celebrating the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith.

Guru Nanak was born almost five and a half centuries ago. His ideas were revolutionary and universal. He upheld the rights of the poor and underprivileged in society, and travelled across Asia and the Arab world to preach equality for all people, regardless of caste, religion or gender.

The Sikh community continues to follow in Guru Nanak’s footsteps, be it by feeding the homeless, fighting for equal rights for all, and by working hard in all industries and professions. They are an inspiration to all Londoners.

London is an amazingly diverse city, and its communities are what make it unique. Much like Guru Nanak’s vision of the world, London is open to everyone, regardless of who they are, where they come from or what they believe in.

So, from my family to yours, gurpurab di lakh lakh vadhai.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, continuing his affection towards the Indian community as he wishes the Sikhs in London and around the world on the eve of birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh community. It seems he is determined to ensure the well being of Indian community in UK and across the globe as he already arranged a meeting with the Indian industrialists in the wake of the Brexit, few months back, to make sure that Briton always welcome investment and businesses from different parts of the world irrespective of their cast, creed and religion. The steps taken by Sadiq Khan to reach out on the Indian society in UK should be viewed in a different perception unlike the earlier times. A tumultous situation have already arised in United States after the emphatic victory of Donald Trump as many immigrants are worried about his policy on immigration. Chaos originated and prevailing in the Indian community in US immediately after the ‘Trump triumph’ as many worried he would throw out millions of immigrants from the country. In the wake of all these activities going on in US, the initiatives taken by London Mayor to get rid of inequality and disparities, to say the least from his country, must be appreciated.

  2. Sadiq Khan, London Mayor, continuing his affection towards the Indian community in London as he wishes the Sikh people on the eve of the birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak, the father of Sikh faith. Mayor aleady arranged a meeting with the investors and businessess from India to convince them the reputation of Briton as a place which always welcome businessess from different parts of the world, in the wake of brexit, few months back. He often highlights the significance of London as a city which invite the attention of those who want to flourish their business outside their country irrespective of cast, colour and religion.
    Sadiq Khan’s approach towards the Indian community should be viewed in a different perspective at a time when Donald Trump made an emphatic victory in United States. Majority of immigrants in US are still unclear on his plans on immigration and Visa structure. Many of them worries, even those staying with legal documents, as whether he would throw away millions of immigrants from the country that he mentioned in his first interview after victory. Uncertainities looms over many Indians after ‘Trump triumph’. Amidst all these chaos in US, London Mayor is taking bold steps to reassure their affinity towards India and he must be appreciated for reaching out on Indians at a time when fears of inequality and disaparities are prevailing in most of the countries.

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