When the Indian society of South West Wales contacted Peace Mala and invited members of the organisation to be present at their very first public Mela at the Brangwyn Hall Swansea on Sunday 29th April 2007, everyone involved was truly delighted.
The Mela proved to be a wonderful success with an atmosphere of vibrant colour, sound, dance, exotic food and celebration. It was a joy to be there and meet with the Indian community and also with people of the different faiths and cultures of South West Wales. May there be many more Melas! Namaste.
The vision of the Indian society of South Wales is:
- To promote Indian culture, traditions and values amongst the Indian community, particularly the youth, so as to inculcate a sense of pride in our roots.
- To initiate and develop cultural, social, educational programmes and activities for the South West Wales region.
- To promote integration with mainstream society and increase awareness of Indian festivals and culture.
- To bring together people of the Indian Community and to serve as a link with the local people with the aim of promoting better community relations through the medium of educational, social, cultural and recreational programmes.
- To act as a source of information and contact for Indians and other communities.
- To provide help and foster friendship amongst everyone in the area. If you wish to find out more about the Indian Society, please explore their website: www.indiansociety-wales.org.uk