Conservative Party celebrates 60 years of Independence for India and Pakistan.

Conservative Party celebrates 60 years of Independence for India and Pakistan.

An event, which was held this week at The Hilton, Park Lane, was attended by over 450 guests. David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party, was the guest of honour. Other guests included the High Commissioner for Pakistan, the Acting High Commissioner for India and the international cricketers Kapil Dev (former captain of India) and England’s Monty Panesar. Monty arrived fresh from the England victory in Manchester where he was Man of the Match.

The evening highlighted the work of Operation Smile, http://www.operationsmile.org. Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.

Speaking at the event David Cameron stressed the strength of the traditional links the three countries have and the high level of shared business. He went on to talk about the importance of a stable society in helping create economic prosperity. Drawing on his recent stay with a Birmingham family he emphasised the common values that unit responsible citizens of tolerance, decency and family. However he also recognised the need for there to be clearer understanding on what integration meant for individuals coming to Britain and to get involved in British life.

Talking about the developments with in the Conservative Party since he became leader, David Cameron highlighted the increase in BME candidates selected to fight winnable parliamentary seats. He illustrated this progress by saying that the door to the Conservative Party had never been locked but now people from minority communities were actually being invited into the room.

Summing up all he had said David Cameron finished by saying: “So much unites us, let’s make the most of it”.

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