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Prime Minister David Cameron attends Gravesend’s Vaisakhi parade

PUBLISHED: 13:14 19 April 2015

Last year's Vaisakhi parade in Gravesend

Last year's Vaisakhi parade in Gravesend

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Thousands of people turn out for Sikh celebrations

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha came to Gravesend yesterday to join the Vaisakhi celebrations.

Thousands of people, some from as far afield as Birmingham, come to the town to take part in the festival, which celebrates the Sikh new year and the birth of the faith.

Mr Cameron took part in the procession through the town, which starts and ends from the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara temple in Saddington Street.

Gurjit Bains, from the Gudwara’s executive committee, told the BBC: “Every year we’ve grown, and there are people from all walks of life here, not only the Sikh community, which is really, really nice to see.”


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