Will build a Britain where our children, grandchildren can light their Diyas: PM Rishi Sunak

London:

Extending Diwali greetings to everyone, Britain’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed that he will do everything to build a Britain where children and grandchildren can light their Diyas and look to the future with hope.

Sunak, 42, attended a Diwali reception at 10 Downing Street here on Wednesday night, a day after making history by becoming Britain’s first Prime Minister of Indian origin. “Brilliant to drop into tonight’s Diwali reception in No10. I will do everything I can in this job to build a Britain where our children and our grandchildren can light their Diyas and look to the future with hope,” he said in a tweet with a picture of himself attending the Diwali reception at his official residence.

Sunak, Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister, took office on Tuesday with a pledge to fix the “mistakes” his predecessor Liz Truss made which left a blackhole in government finances and the markets in turmoil. He became the new UK prime minister after meeting King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.