IHC UK Soft Launch:

IHC UK’s Soft launch:

The soft launch of the Indian Heritage Centre UK took place on the 7th of October
2023, at Llanishen Baptist Church Hall Cardiff.

Mrs Tripti Megeri, The Founder and CEO of the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC)
welcomed guests and dignitaries along with the Co-Founder Mr Pradeep Jois. 
Tripti Megeri briefly explained the mission and objectives of the organisation. IHC’s
mission is to bring communities together and celebrate our values. IHC’s core objectives are to advance social cohesion and inclusion by reducing isolation and
social exclusion, promote cultural awareness at the grassroots level, and support the Welsh Government’s Anti-Racist Wales action plan.

The event started with Lord Ganesha’s prayer sung by Dr Girish followed by the
lamp-lighting Ceremony.

The Chief Guest Rt Hon Honorary Consul of India Wales Capt. Raj Aggarwal, OBE congratulated the IHC team. He said heritage is very precious to us. The cultural
activities promote cohesion and inclusion. He emphasised on the importance of
organisations like IHC which connects with the community at the grassroots level. He
appreciated the key message of IHC which is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” The World
is One Family. 

Cllr Jasmine Choudhary appreciated the mission and objectives of the IHC.  Major
Peter Harrison from the British Army, Ms Suzzane Lynch from the Royal Navy, and PCSO Paulina from South Wales Police congratulated the IHC team and extended
their support. 

The event was attended and supported by the different Organisational leaders who
share similar values and objectives. Mrs. Kalpana Natrajan from the Wales Tamil Sangam, Mrs. Rekha Girish from Rekha Natya Academy, Mrs. Sudha Bhat from Sanatan Dharma Mandir, Dr. Sibani Roy from NWAMI, Radhika Kadaba from Bhaktidham, Mr. Ricardo Kalil, Mr. Hiren Joshi from the Welsh Maharashtra Mandal, Mr Taraknath from Ty Cymru, Mr Sunil Kulkarni from Kannada Enthusiasts Wales conveyed their best wishes.

Mayor Emeritus Cllr Tom Aditya who is Chair of Bristol Multi-Faith Forum conveyed his greetings to the Indian Heritage Centre and extended his support to IHC endeavours. He said it is fascinating to see that the communities are enthusiastic to preserve and promote the Indian heritage and culture at the grassroots level in the UK.

Dr Sunil Pulapaka conducted a workshop that generated a meaningful discussion on
Social Inclusion, Exclusion, and Cohesion which all the attendees including the
children widely appreciated. The workshop was supported by Dr Girish Kothegal.
The Founder and CEO of the IHC Tripti Megeri said “We believe in the principle of
collaboration. IHC aims to work with all like-minded organisations”.

The IHC team acknowledged the inspiration and support received from Governing
Member Dr Deepak Megeri to have come up with the idea of the Indian Heritage

IHC UK team thanked friends and well-wishers who joined the special occasion.

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