Celebration of India's 73rd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2019

Celebration of India's 73rd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2019

Embassy of India

Washington DC

Celebration of India's 73rd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence

Washington, DC
August 15, 2019

          India's 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Washington D.C. with a flag-hoisting ceremony on 15 August 2019 at the Embassy Residence. For the first time, the event was made open to the public which saw a tremendous turnout of more than 500 members of the Indian American community. 

Shri Harsh V Shringla, Ambassador of India, hoisted the tricolour followed by singing of the National Anthem. Thereafter, Ambassador read out the address of Hon'ble President of India to the nation, and also addressed the gathering. This was followed by a brief cultural programme involving rendition of patriotic songs by the children of Gandharva School of Music which was organised to mark the occasion. 

In addition, as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an exhibition on his life and messages was organised at the Mahatma Gandhi Park in front of the Chancery building. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Gandhi Memorial Center, drew hundreds of visitors, including large scale participation from the Indian American community. A well known local band called Baraat Brass played popular patriotic songs.

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