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 creation of the Khalsa and the adoption of the Sikh articles of faith. Here in Slough, I was pleased to be able to attend the Sri Guru Singh Sabha last week to pass on my personal greetings, I had spoken at Ramgharia Sabha a couple of weeks before to do the same and I look forward to joining you at the Nagar Kirtan on Sunday 26 April.
I was also proud to be part of the parliamentary Vaisakhi celebration that took place in the Speaker’s State Apartments and was attended by my party leader Ed Miliband.
The Sikh community of Slough plays a very important role in our town’s life. The values of the community – hard work, good education, enterprise and giving back to the community by sharing and contributing widely – contribute substantially to Slough's success.
I am proud to represent a multi-faith constituency, 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 wishes to you all.