Glamorgan County Cricket Club hosted a wonderful event for the festival of lights, Diwali, at Sophia Gardens, where an exciting new initiative was announced.
At the event, First Minister Mark Drakeford revealed a new initiative aimed at strengthening ties between Wales and India which is one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Mr Drakeford said the “Year of Wales in India 2024” initiative aims to deepen economic and cultural ties between the two nations. The launch is due to take place in India around St David’s Day with other events planned in a number of cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
The First Minister, an avid Glamorgan fan and member, also mentioned his great pleasure at being at Sophia Garden, which has been the home for so many great Indian players. He was joined at the event by the Deputy High Commissioner for India, who said “The world is one big family.”
Community and Development Manager at Glamorgan and Cricket Wales, Mark Frost, said: “We were very pleased to welcome the First Minister, Deputy High Commissioner for India, and everyone else who celebrated with us to Sophia Gardens to celebrate Diwali last week.”