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Indian Heritage Centre UK launched in Cardiff

IHC’s objectives include promoting social cohesion and inclusion

The soft launch held in Cardiff

By: Pramod Thomas

THE Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) UK was inaugurated in Cardiff with a soft launch held at Llanishen Baptist Church Hall last week, a statement said.

Tripti Megeri, the founder and CEO of IHC, and co-founder Pradeep Jois, have extended a warm welcome to the attendees.

Captain Raj Aggarwal, India’s honorary consul in Wales, was the guest at the event. In his address, he underlined the significance of organisations like IHC in connecting with the community at the grassroots level.

The statement highlights that IHC’s objectives include promoting social cohesion and inclusion by alleviating isolation and social exclusion, fostering cultural awareness at the grassroots level, and supporting the anti-racist Wales action plan of the Welsh government.

Guests at the event included Cllr Jasmine Choudhary, Major Peter Harrison from the British Army, Suzzane Lynch from the Royal Navy, and PCSO Paulina from South Wales Police.

Among the participants were Kalpana Natrajan from the Wales Tamil Sangam, Rekha Girish from Rekha Natya Academy, Sudha Bhat from Sanatan Dharma Mandir, Sibani Roy from NWAMI, Radhika Kadaba from Bhaktidham, Ricardo Kalil, Hiren Joshi from the Welsh Maharashtra Mandal, Taraknath from Ty Cymru, and Sunil Kulkarni from Kannada Enthusiasts Wales.

Mayor Emeritus Cllr Tom Aditya, chair of Bristol Multi Faith Forum, expressed his appreciation for the enthusiasm of the communities in preserving and promoting Indian heritage and culture at the grassroots level.

Dr Sunil Pulapaka, with support from Dr Girish Kothegal, conducted a workshop on the themes of social inclusion, exclusion, and cohesion.

Megeri emphasised the principle of collaboration, stating, “IHC aims to work with all like-minded organizations.”

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