Indian Embassy celebrates India’s Independence Day
India’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at the Embassy Residence in Washington D.C. with a flag-hoisting ceremony followed by the singing of the Indian National Anthem.
Thereafter, Ambassador Navtej Sarna read out President Ram Nath Khovind’s address to the nation and handed out prizes to the children who participated in singing of patriotic songs and speech competition on the topic “India of My Dreams.”
Sarna then addressed the guests and read out the Indian president’s address to the nation. He also handed out prizes to the Indian American children who participated in the singing of patriotic songs and a speech competition on the topic, “India of My Dreams,” organized by the Embassy as part of the India@70 celebrations.
Following the prizes, a brief cultural program involving a rendition of patriotic songs by school children was also organized to mark the occasion.