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Posted On: 16 August 2011 07:32 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Indians celebrate Independence Day

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The Indian community here yesterday marked their country’s 65th Independence Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour, despite the day coinciding with Ramadan. The celebratory functions were held at the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) under the aegis of Indian Embassy and also at Indian schools. Indian Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa unfurled the tricolour at ICC. The envoy read out excerpts from Indian President Pratibha Patil’s address to the nation. Children from Indian schools rendered national anthem, song and patriotic songs at the event. Indian schools here also joined the celebrations with various events in their respective campuses. Students were reminded about their duty and responsibility in establishing a secure and safe nation. MES Indian School celebrated the 65th anniversary of India’s Independence Day with great patriotic fervour and much enthusiasm in a colourful function organized at the KG Auditorium. Acting President V V Mahamood hoisted the tricolour, followed by rendering of the national anthem by the school choir. Ideal Indian School marked the event at its premises with great zeal and fervour. School President Hassan Kunhi M P unfurled the Indian national flag amidst chanting of ‘Jana gana mana’ the national anthem by the school choir. R O Abdulkader, Vice-Chairman, Bhavan’s Public School hoisted the national flag at the BhPS school premises. The students of the ongoing Summer Camp, conducted by Bhavans Cultural Centre, presented few cultural programmes as mini skit based on the theme of secularism, patriotic song and group dances. At Birla Public School, CV Rappai, Chairman, unfurled the national flag, while Shoukathali T A J hoisted the tricolour at Shemford Noble International School.