India’s 74th Independence Day celebrated at Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurls the nation’s flag at India House in Washington, D.C. Aug. 15m 2020. (Photo: courtesy Indian Embassy)

The 74th Independence Day of India was celebrated in Washington D.C. with a flag-hoisting ceremony on Aug. 15, 2020 at the India House.

Members of the Indian community joined the celebrations in large numbers virtually through digital platforms in view of local public health guidelines, a press release from the Embassy said.

India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the gathering at India House in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of India. (Photo: courtesy Indian Embassy)

India’s Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, unfurled the tricolor, which was followed by singing of the National Anthem.

The speech of India’s President Ram Nath Kovind was broadcast on screen at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Aug. 15, 2020, on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day celebrations. (Photo: courtesy Indian Embassy)

Ambassador Sandhu addressed the guests, and the address to the nation by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on the eve of Independence Day was played on a screen.

A cultural program followed where students of Gandharva School of Music, Richmond, sang patriotic songs.

 

 

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