British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday lauded the special contribution of Sikhs to British life through their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, as he wished the community members on Baisakhi festival.
“I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Britain and around the world,” he said.
“As gurdwaras across Britain prepare to mark the birth of Khalsa, this is also a time for us to celebrate the special contribution the Sikh community has made to British life,” said Cameron in a statement from Downing Street.
“Whether it’s through hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit that has helped our country prosper, or a vibrant cultural tradition, British Sikhs have brought so much to our society,” the statement said.
“So, as the gurdwaras are decorated with flowers and offerings, and vibrant processions take place in the streets, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable Baisakhi and a great year to come.”
Basakhi marks the harvest festival in Punjab.