Watch: First Minister shakes a leg at Diwali celebration
It’s the First Minister of Wales as you’ve never seen him before – strutting his stuff at his official Diwali reception.
The festival of lights was marked this week at Cardiff University by Mark Drakeford and Gaitri Issar Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to the UK.
The annual Diwali celebrations are a must-go to event for many in the strong Indian diaspora community in Wales. According to the 2011 census, there were 24,000 Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs in Wales.
You know you need to up your game when two members of the family separately comment that I need to take Bollywood dancing lessons from the First Minister @PrifWeinidog because he was so much better than me! Time to start practicing. @hciwales @HCI_London @walesintheworld pic.twitter.com/FI0kpPFWbr
— Dr Bela Arora (@Bela_arora) November 14, 2021
They also inaugurated the Ganga Connect exhibition which focuses on reversing environmental damage to the Ganga river eco-system in India.
In his keynote address, the First Minister said that borders are irrelevant in the climate crises and impacts cannot be mitigated by individual countries acting alone, with international collaboration being the only way forward.
— Richard Jones (@RJZ303) November 13, 2021
The Indian High Commissioner to the UK highlighted how Indians revere the Ganges and shared the high priority which the Government of India places upon the Namami Gange mission.
She further commented how Namami Gange mission brings together public policy, technology intervention and community participation to revive and rejuvenate River Ganga.