An interesting program on the theme of Multicultural Integration and the role of Welsh Culture has been organised at Senedd Cymru by NWAMI (Networking for World’s Awareness of Multicultural Integration), spearheaded by the NWAMI-England chapter.
Sponsored by Mark Isherwood MS & attended by more than 100 members, the event included speeches, presentations, and a cultural program highlighting dance, poetry recitation, music, and visual interpretation of the poetry.
The evening began with opening remarks by host Mark Isherwood MS who also read out the message from NWAMI’s Chair Dr. Sibani Roy. This was followed by Ragasudha Vinjamuri’s engaging presentation on Afro-Indian links, migration trajectory & settlement from East Africa dating back more than 300 years, and the music & dance of the Afro-Indian tribal community.
Her invocation dance as part of the cultural welcome, and the tribal dance demonstrated by Angona Sarkar and Aarushi Lenka captivated the audience. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS commended the enriching presentation, conveying thanks for the “history lesson” and remarked that such genuine and authentic information must be introduced as part of studies leading to a wider awareness.
She has commended the work of NWAMI for making continued efforts toward cohesion and integration. Honorary Consul General of India for Wales Raj K Aggarwal echoed the sentiments and appreciated NWAMI’s work and recalled the meet and greet event organised for H.E. Indian High Commissioner Mrs. Gaitri Issar.
Cllr Jasmine Chowdhury then introduced Saudha Arts poetry, music, and dance section, introducing the lead Ahmed Kaysher, Emily Harris on Harp, Dimitra Ananiadou on Violin, Jon Erik Schelander & Tanjina Nur-i Siddique who recited poetry, and Ragasudha Vinjamuri who rendered visual interpretation of the poetry through classical dance movements. Concluding remarks were presented by Judge Ray Singh CBE. Dignitaries in attendance included Jenny Rathbone MS, Major Peter Harrison, Dr. Keshav Singhal CBE, Dr. Hrishi Joshi, and Chris Hemmings, among several others.