Ilford Recorder (23/10/2014): Greetings to all on great day
Today (Thursday) marks the auspicious occasion of Diwali, a festival celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains.
For Sikhs, Diwali (also known as Bandi Chhor Divas or the Day of Liberation) is particularly important because it celebrates the release of their sixth guru, Guru Hargobind jee, and 52 other royal princes, from Gwalior Fort in 1619.
On this auspicious festival of lights, I send my best wishes to all.
Cllr Varinder Singh Bola
Labour Member for Cranbrook Ward