NWAMI (Networking for World’s Awareness of Multicultural Integration) has marked International Integration Day and the first anniversary of the Centre for Commonwealth Research recently.
Judge Ray Singh CBE has chaired the entire event which began with the welcome message by Clwyd West MP Rt. Hon. David Jones. Mark Isherwood, the President of NWAMI spoke about NWAMI’s mission and how NWAMI could support Afghan and Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into mainstream society.
Andy Dunbobbin, Police and Crime Commissioner of North Wales spoke on Hate Crime Awareness Week. Maria-Gabriele Doubles, Chairperson of NWAMI International Malta introduced Dr Kevin Sammut Henwood, Chief Forensic Psychologist, Ministry of Home Affairs who also spoke on Hate Crime. Rajan Nazran award-winning explorer has spoken on his experience of touring Commonwealth Countries.
Video of Professor Iwan Davies was played on the occasion, outlining the importance of Commonwealth Countries working in solidarity towards the welfare of displaced people such as Afghan refugees. Dr Sibani Roy, the Chair of NWAMI and the Centre for Commonwealth Research has presented an update on the centre including the research project titled South Asian, Slavery and Indenture.
A short snippet from Rabindranath Tagore’s film Kabuliwala, an Afghan Pashtun was played on the occasion. Muheed Jeeran, Human rights activist from Sri Lanka spoke on current issues, while Martin Daws and Marc Peter Spacey have recited poetry.
Tripti Megeri, the proposed Vice-Chair of NWAMI has then facilitated cultural activities including performances by Samyukta Megeri and Dr Ragasudha Vinjamuri. The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks rendered by Judge Singh. Amr Alwishah has rendered technical support.