Davora, the specialist Ethnic Greeting Cards publishers, were invited to celebrate Diwali with the Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street.
Rajeev Arora, Managing Director of Davora Ltd, and his wife Shruti attended the reception, the first of its kind to be held in the Prime Minister’s official residence, and presented Mr & Mrs Brown with a Diwali card from the Davora range. “It was a fantastic day, and it’s great that this festival is being recognised at the highest levels of our Government” said Rajeev. This is the first time we have had such a celebration in Downing Street said the PM to a gathering of prominent members of the Hindu and Sikh communities from across the UK, including Meera Sayal (Goodness Gracious Me), Anita Rani (BBC1’s Watchdog) and Labour Peer Lord Paul.
After lighting a Diwali lamp, Mr Brown called it an “historic event” and “a great day for Downing Street and a great day for Britain”.