Welsh First Minister Dances at Diwali Celebrations in Cardiff

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford joined the dancers at the official Indian government Diwali celebrations held in Cardiff last night. The 68-year-old Labour politician joined in with the traditional Indian dancing at Glamorgan Cricket club in Pontcanna, Cardiff, for the Hindu celebration of Diwali. He was joined by Health Minister Baroness Eluned Morgan and Indian Honorary Consul Raj Aggarwal, who organised the event which was attended by hundreds of guests and included some exuberant celebrations. 
Speaking at the event Raj Aggarwal spoke about the excitement in the British Asian community to have the UK’s first ever Asian Prime Minister. Raj Aggarwal said: “This week has been a hugely important one in the story of Asian development in British society. As I’m sure you are all aware we now have the first ever Asian Prime Minister. Regardless of your political persuasion, this is a matter of vital importance. Something that was unthinkable in the 1970s and 80s, has come to pass, and now all British ethnic minorities can know for sure that there are no limits to their ambitions.”

First Minister Mark Drakeford (second right) joins Indian Honorary Consul Raj  Aggarwal (right) and Health Minister Baroness Eluned Morgan (centre), with dancers at the Diwali Celebrations in Cardiff
The launch night had numerous visitors including Welsh dignitaries including Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan Morfudd Meredith and Brigadier Andrew Dawes, pictured centre above. 
Raj Aggarwal Speaking at the Event
Left to right, Naheed Bardai Principal Atlantic College, Health Minister Baroness Eluned Morgan, Mark Drakeford, Morfudd Meredith Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, and Raj Aggarwal
Health Minister Eluned Morgan with Prof Mark Gumbleton, Head of Welsh School of Pharmacy and Raj Aggarwal

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