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Hinduja Group Hosts Deepavali Reception in London

Over 300 guests, including the Mayor of London, Conservative Party Chairman and Sir Clive Alderton attended the event

Over 300 guests, including the Mayor of London, Conservative Party Chairman and Sir Clive Alderton attended the event

After a three-year hiatus, the Hinduja group held their Deepavali reception in London on October 26, marking the family’s first in-person celebration since the pandemic began. Over 300 guests, including peers, MPs, ambassadors, diplomats, business leaders and journalists, were invited to Carlton House Terrace. Sir Clive Alderton, Principal Private Secretary to His Majesty King Charles III, delivered a special Deepavali message from the new monarch, underlining his commitment to all faiths and communities.

Gopichand Hinduja, Co-Chairman of Hinduja Group, along with his brothers Prakash and Ashok Hinduja spoke about the importance of Deepavali and Goddess Lakshmi and the importance of giving. Members of the Conservative, Labor and Liberal Democrat parties, including Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined the festivities along with 22 High Commissioners from 38 countries where the group is directly present. Kamal Prakash Hinduja and Harsha Ashok Hinduja, presented murtis from Goddess Lakshmi to dignitaries.

Mr Sadiq Khan and Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon spoke about diversity in the UK with a Christian monarch, a Hindu prime minister and a Muslim mayor (for London). Mr Khan said: ‘London is the greatest city in the world, and one of the reasons is the immense contribution made by Londoners of the Hindu faith. In keeping with Deepavali tradition and the philosophy of the Hinduja family, guests were served an eclectic menu of the finest vegetarian Indian dishes.