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Her Majesty the Queen
7 June 2012
On behalf of the British Hindu community the Executive Board of Hindu Council UK would like to convey to Your Majesty our warmest greetings on the occasion of this Diamond Jubilee.
As the whole country comes together in a spirit of celebration, we remember with deep gratitude the dedication, consistency and continuity you have provided through 60 years of a most amazing monarchy shaped by public opinion and aspiration. Whilst our Democratic Systems rightly ascribe to nature’s wheel of change our Monarchy provides for the permanency we naturally seek in our lives. It is a marriage between hard power and soft power, with the result that we get best of both worlds.
Your dedication and joy in serving your subjects, the pleasure and happiness you derive through the experience and your relentless devotion to duty has gone a long way to sustain our pride and dignity as a nation and has put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain.
We also remain reassured as a community by the leadership that you continue to provide as the supreme head of the Commonwealth and the faith we place in it for promoting peace and development in a spirit of kinship. In your official capacity as the protector of The Faith it is our experience that you have extended the same hand of benevolence over all faiths and in our view have earned the title, ‘Protector of Faith’.
We in our tradition of several sovereign Maharajah’s uniting under the ancient system of Ashwamedha Yagya call this world a kinship of nations – our Vasudaivaye Kutumbukam. We are proud to see you preside over the Commonwealth as its Matriarch, in much like our ancient tradition and long may it continue.
Ma’am, we pray for yours and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip’s health and well-being for many years to come.
Anil Bhanot OBE
Managing Trustee/Director, on behalf of,
The Hindu Council UK Executive