Embassy of India
Washington DC

 

Celebration of India's  71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence

Washington, DC
August 15, 2017
 
India's 71st Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC with a flag-hoisting ceremony on the morning of 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. 

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Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017. 



Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, reading out President's Independence Day Address to the Nation on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017.


Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, reading out President's Independence Day Address to the Nation on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017. 


Guests in attendance on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017. 


Singing of patriotic songs on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017.  


Guests in attendance  on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017. 


First Secretary Ms. Satwant Khanalia making the announcements on the occasion of celebration of India's 70th Independence Day at Embassy Residence on August 15.


Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, with the group of artists from Gandharva School of Music from Virginia  on the occasion of celebration of India's 71st Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2017. 
Pratik Mathur
First Secretary (Press, Information & Culture)
Embassy of India
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