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More than 5,000 people attend Gravesend Diwali celebrations

PUBLISHED: 13:24 07 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:31 07 November 2013

Diwali in Gravesend. PICTURE: Jason Arthur

Diwali in Gravesend. PICTURE: Jason Arthur

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More than 5,000 people attended Diwali celebrations including a huge fireworks display at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend on Sunday.

Throughout the day candles were lit outside the gurdwara and prayers read inside.

The fireworks display, the first the Gurdwara has ever done, took place on the sports field and which was broadcast around the UK and Europe on national Sikh channel Sangat TV.

Newly elected president of the gurdwara, Davinder Singh Bains, said: “I was humbled by the support shown by the congregation. We had thousands of people attending throughout the day and I would like to thank all the volunteers who worked so hard to ensure that the celebrations were enjoyed by all who attended.”

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