Indians abroad celebrate Independence Day

New Delhi [India]: Indian embassies in different parts of the world on Tuesday celebrated India’s 71st Independence Day.

Hundreds of Indians abroad on August 15 got together to hoist with the tricolour fluttering high and the national anthem reverberating at premises of the Indian Embassies in their nation.

Indians in countries like Nepal. China, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Egypt, Israel and South Africa celebrated the day with hoisting of the national flag and singing of patriotic songs.

The ceremony in Nepal began with hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador of India, Manjeev Singh Puri who highlighted the achievements of India in various fields in the past 70 years.

In Abu Dhabi, ambassador Shri Navdeep Suri with traditional enthusiasm unfurled the Indian Tricolor at the Embassy premises.

Suri also highlighted the excellent relations existing between India and UAE and thanked many Emirati and other foreign friends of India who had conveyed good wishes on India’s Independence Day.

In Shanghai, Indian Consul General Prakash Gupta hoisted the national flag. A large number of Indian expats, besides Tarun Vijay, President of the India China Parliamentary Group, attended the celebrations.

In Guangzhou, Indian Consul General Y K Sailas Thangal hoisted the tricolour. Over 150 Indian professionals and businessmen settled in the southern Chinese city attended the reception held on the occasion at the Consulate.

In Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull extended his wishes by calling it a day that commemorates “The achievement of sovereignty and freedom for the world’s largest democracy” as the Indian diaspora celebrated the special occasion by attending flag hoisting ceremonies held at Indian High Commission and consulates across the country.

In Dhaka, flag hoisting ceremony was held at the New Chancery Complex of the High Commission of India. After unfurling the tricolour, High Commissioner of India Harsh V Shringl, read out President of India’s message to the nation. More than 600 Indian nationals and High Commission officials were present on the occasion.

The high commission in Bangladesh took to it Twitter handle and wrote, “#IndependenceDayIndia #IndiaAt71 Celebrating 71st # Independence Day of #India in #Dhaka ?????? ?????? ???? #????????? ???? ??????”

Indian High Commission celebrating 71st #IndependenceDayIndia in Pakistan.

— India in Pakistan (@IndiainPakistan) August 15, 2017
#IndiaAt70 celebrations in Embassy of India @IndianDiplomacy @MEAIndia

— India in Indonesia (@IndianEmbJkt) August 15, 2017
India House proudly sports national flag colours in the heart of London: midnight of Aug 15 #IndiaAt70 #IndianIndependenceDay @SushmaSwaraj

— India in the UK (@HCI_London) August 15, 2017
#71stIndependenceDay of #India was celebrated at Embassy of #India with great enthusiasm by a gathering of about 600 people. #IndiaAt70

— India in Japan?????? (@IndianEmbTokyo) August 15, 2017