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Former Lord Mayor’s Engagements During Office

Diwali Lights Switch On

Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years. It is the largest celebration of the event, outside of India. Each year in the city, lights are turned on to mark the event with people attending from all over the world. The Lord Mayor had the proud moment in October 2008 to turn on the lights in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000 people. The links below detail the event:

Thousands enjoy Diwali lights spectacular
Diwali in Leicester 2008
Diwali Greetings

Leicester Diwali Lights Switch On, October 2008






Switching on of Leicester Christmas Lights, November 2008





Remembrance Sunday, November 2008





Home Coming Parade of 9 / 12 Lancers, March 2009







Freedom of Leicester Ceremony, April 2009








Visit to Chongqing, China, May 2009

The pictures below are of the former Lord Mayor’s historic visit to Chongqing to twin with Leicester by signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two cities, for the benefit of their respective communities, and to foster good cultural and economic relations between them.










A selection of Photo’s during the Former Lord Mayor’s term in office