Mark Reckless, MP for Rochester and Strood, was delighted to join hundreds of members of the growing Ravidassia community in Medway to celebrate the 636th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji.
Based at the Sri Guru Ravidass Bhawan in Vicarage Road, the Strood Ravidassia community played host to thousands of worshippers from across the country and beyond, with some dignified guests travelling from as far as Europe and India to join in the special celebration.
Speaking after the event, Mark said:
“I was delighted to join thousands of worshippers and well-wishers coming to pay their respects at the Strood Bhawan. It was an honour to be invited to address the Ravidassia community who had travelled from near and far to join the celebrations here in Medway.
The beliefs of the Ravidassia religion are very much focused on overcoming social injustice and inequality based on caste, so I was encouraged by the recent vote in the House of Lords to make caste-based discrimination in the UK unlawful which I was able to highlight in my speech.
I would like to thank the Strood Bhawan’s executive committee for the excellent work which they are doing in Strood, and all of the worshippers who made me feel very welcome during my visit.”