The Mayor, Councillor Brian White, joined wellwishers to celebrate Diwali and the Hindu New Year at the sports pavilion in Medbourne on Saturday.
Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is recognised by many Hindus, Jains and Sikhs around the globe as an occasion for thanksgiving traditionally celebrated with the Annakut, which literally means ‘a mountainof food’.
An offering of more than 120 vegetarian dishes were contributed to the feast.
Mr White said both he and his wife Leena were delighted to join the congregation to celebrate Diwali. He also congratulated the city’s Hindu community on its strong family values and its efforts in making great strides to integrate within Milton Keynes’ diverse community.