Thousands converge at Trafalgar Square for Vasakhi

"When I think of the Sikh community in London and the contribution they have made to the capital - socially, culturally and economically - I feel proud," Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

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London mayor Sadiq Khan at Vasakhi 2018 event at Trafalgar Square, London – Photo grab from video posted on Mayor of London Facebook page

“When I think of the Sikh community in London and the contribution they have made to the capital – socially, culturally and economically – I feel proud,” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan told a Vasakhi event at Trafalgar Square on Saturday (28 April 2018).

The event was also attended by writer Anita Anand, British Armed Forces Sikh Association members and artist Inkquisitive, reports British newspaper Evening Standard.

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“What an incredible atmosphere in Trafalgar Square today…[It was] wonderful to see people from all backgrounds coming together to embrace this important Sikh festival,” he was quoted as telling the gathering.

The event featured an array of live music performances, art exhibitions, an Army-led obstacle course, and a range of traditional foods to sample.

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