Today marks Guru Nanak's Gurpurab, which commemorates the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak.
Guru Nanak was a significant figure: his message of acceptance, compassion and community remains relevant even today.
I have seen these values put into action by British Sikhs, be it through the practice of the langar, especially in gurdwaras, or through dedicated service in our schools and emergency services.
During this awful pandemic, the amazing work of British Sikhs has been inspiring.
Whether as key workers in our NHS, care homes, or elsewhere, or as volunteers, preparing free meals in langars.
Thank you - for all your work and sacrifice and for adding to the success of our nation.
COVID has made it so difficult to celebrate our religious festivals as we would like: with our families, friends, and communities. In our gurdwaras, churches, mosques, or temples.
But whether you are celebrating and seeing each other in your homes, on Zoom, on DigiSangat, or however, I wish you all a joyous Gurpurab.