I am writing to wish you a very happy Vaisakhi. I know this is a very special time for the Sikh community all around the world who are celebrating the foundation of the Khalsa and the adoption of the Sikh articles of faith. Here in Wolverhampton, I will join you at Gurdwaras, the Nagar Kirtan and the Mela which are all part of marking Vaisakhi in our city.
This year, as for many years, I was honoured to be the host of the annual Vaisakhi celebrations in Parliament which took place in the Speaker’s State Rooms a couple of weeks ago and was attended by my Party Leader Ed Miliband.
The Sikh community of Wolverhampton plays a very important role in the city’s life. The values of the community – hard work and enterprise, good education, and putting something back through sharing and contributing to the wider community - are of great benefit to our city.
I have been honoured to represent a multi faith constituency for the past 10 years. I believe we need to build a future for the Britain of today, understanding how our country has changed over the years, and making the most of that change.
On this great occasion of Vaisakhi, I extend my warmest best wishes to you all.