WASHINGTON, DC–India’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC with a flag-hoisting ceremony 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.
Ambassador handed out prizes to the children of Indian diaspora who participated in singing of patriotic songs and speech competition on the topic “India of My Dreams”, organised by the Embassy as part of India@70 celebrations.
A brief cultural programme involving rendition of patriotic songs by school children was also organised to mark the occasion.