Washington, DC – August 15, 2015: India’s 69th Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC today on August 15, 2015 at Embassy Residence. Ambassador Arun K. Singh unfurled the National Flag. National Anthem was sung by all. Thereafter, Ambassador addressed the guests and read out President’s Independence Day Address to the Nation.
Over 350 community members attended the Independence Day celebrations. The celebrations were concluded with a brief cultural programme of patriotic songs in different Indian languages.
The Indian community celebrated India’s Independence Day with Ambassador Arun K. Singh unfurling the national flag and a cultural program of patriotic songs in different Indian languages. The ambassador addressed the guests and read out the president’s Independence Day address to the nation.
In his own message on the occasion, Singh thanked the Indian nationals and the Indian American community for their “dynamic, substantial and continuous contribution to strengthening the relationship between the largest democracy and the oldest democracy. Hailed as the defining partnership of the 21st century in the world, India and the U.S. are enhancing their relationship not only at the bilateral level, but also at the regional and global levels,” he said. “People-to-people contact is one of the strongest pillars of this growing relationship.”