Stephanie Switches on Diwali Lights

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on October 18th, Stephanie recently switched on the annual Diwali celebration lights in Barnsley. 

She was joined by the Gujarat Association of Barnsley, the Indian Welfare Association of Barnsley, and Deputy Mayor of Barnsley Councillor Linda Burgess.

Chairman of the Gujarat Association Harshad Kumar Patel said Barnsley should be proud that it continued to have Diwali lights each year and is one of only a few town centres still to do so.

“It was a great occasion, an historic for us, as it was the first time we’ve had a Barnsley MP attend the switch on event.” 

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated throughout the Indian subcontinent.