[ad_1] Rishi Sunak's Diwali celebration at 10 Downing Street with Akshata Murty
By: ET Online

Rishi Sunak's Diwali celebration at 10 Downing Street with Akshata Murty

Nov 10, 2023

Rishi Sunak celebrates

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty lit Diwali lamps at a special reception at 10 Downing Street on November 9.

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Shubh Diwali

Downing Street posted images from the event on social media, with the message: "Shubh Diwali to everyone across the UK and around the world celebrating from this weekend."

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Special moments

The official handle posted pictures of Rishi and Akshata walking down the dreamy halls of their residence.

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All things vibrant

The Prime Ministerial residence was decorated in a theme of vibrant marigolds and candles on Wednesday evening.

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Attended by many

The celebration was attended by members of the Indian diaspora, parliamentarians, entrepreneurs and Bollywood celebrities.

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Incredibly special

"Diwali is an incredibly special time for all of us and our families, but for me, now, it also brings back amazing memories of becoming Prime Minister this time last year," said Sunak.

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Remembering G20

"It was an incredible moment to go to India for the G20 as the first British Indian Prime Minister, and be there for India's big moment on the world stage with Modiji," Sunak said.

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Sunak, the cricket fan

Sunak also touched upon the World Cup but admitted it was best "less said" about the England team and "switch" to the Indian side of the family in a nod to Team India's winning streak in the tournament.

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