Washington, DC–India’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC with a flag-hoisting ceremony on August 15, 2017 at the Embassy Residence. The ceremony was attended by members of the Indian community in large numbers.
Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, unfurled the tricolour followed by singing of the National Anthem.
Thereafter, Ambassador addressed the guests and read out Hon’ble President’s address to the nation. A brief cultural programme involving rendition of patriotic songs by school-children in US was also organised to mark the occasion.