Extending wishes on the occasion of Diwali, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed his respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others right through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
In a video message that he posted on his Twitter take care of, Johnson could be seen lighting the lamp. Johnson said he’s self-assured that “we can triumph over Covid-19”.
“Happy Diwali and BandiChhorDivas! I realize that this year celebrations will be different, but I am filled with respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gone out of their way to help others right through this pandemic,” he tweeted.
In his message, the United Kingdom Prime Minister talked approximately how Diwali this year under the shadow of coronavirus would be different and urged people to follow social distancing as a way to prevent spread of the disease.
“Namaste and Happy Diwali everybody. Millions of lamps are once again being lit as a spectacular joyful festival of Diwali is here. And naturally, I knew that this year, as with such a lot of other events, Diwali isn’t going to be the same. People across this country are making enormous sacrifices, your lives have been put on hold, I realize, your work and businesses have been disrupted. Let’s all take consolation from the meaning at the heart of this incredible festival, and that the many millions of Diwali lights everywhere the world shine through the darkness as beacons of hope for a better future,” Johnson said.
“Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over depraved, knowledge over ignorance. So too, I have each confidence that we triumph over Covid-19. And as we all pull together, and play our part in defeating this virus, I’m filled with all and respect for the way British Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have risen to this challenge, and have gone out of their way to help others from the amazing doctors and nurses on the frontline, who cared for the sick right through this crisis, to the temples that have used their kitchens to feed the vulnerable and toughen our key workers,” he added.