Embassy of India
Washington DC

 

Celebration of India's  72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence

Washington, DC
August 15, 2018
 
India's 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC with a flag-hoisting ceremony on the morning of August 15, 2018 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. 

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Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018. 


Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018. 
Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, reading out President's Independence Day Address to the Nation on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.
Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India, reading out President's Independence Day Address to the Nation on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.
Ambassador Navtej Sarna with the children of Indian diaspora who won in the singing of patriotic songs and speech competition on the topic "India of My Dreams", organised by Embassy of India as part of India@70 celebrations.
Singing of patriotic songs on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.  
Guests in attendance on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.   
Singing of patriotic songs on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.  
First Secretary Ms. Satwant Khanalia making the announcements on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.
Ambassador Navtej Sarna with Air(Attache), Naval(Attache) & Defence and Military (Attache) of Embassy of India on the occasion of celebration of India's 72nd Independence Day at the Embassy Residence on August 15, 2018.
Shambhu Hakki
First Secretary (Press, Information & Culture)
Embassy of India
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