Indians all over the world celebrate India's 74th Independence Day

India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on Saturday. Indian embassies and nationals all over the world came came together — virtually or physically — to celebrate the occasion

Bangladesh

Indian embassy in Bangladesh celebrated Independence Day and planted saplings on the occasion.

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New Zealand

High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi hoisted the Indian flag, paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi, addressed a select group of people and presented Certificates of Appreciation to nine organisations/individuals for their exceptional community service, at Bharat Bhavan Wellington. A cultural festival also took place — all while maintaining social distance.

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Malaysia

High Commissioner Sh Mridul Kumar planted saplings in the lawns of India House in Malaysia to mark the 74th Independence Day amid the pandemic.

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Myanmar

On this occasion, Ambassador Saurabh Kumar hoisted the National Flag and read out Hon'ble President of India's address to the nation. He also distributed the prizes for Yoga Day competition which was followed by a short cultural programme, with all necessary COVID-19 precautions in place.

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South Korea

Indian diplomat Sripriya Ranganathan unfurled the national flag and the Indian embassy held a digital cultural event which was telecasted live through their official Twitter account.

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China

Indian embassy in Beijing, China unfurled the Indian flag and celebrated the day with speeches, poetry and cultural performances. 

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France

Indian Ambassador in France, Jawed Ashraf, unfurled the national flag and read out the President's address to the attendees. He also felicitated members of Indian community for their humanitarian services extended during the time of COVID-19. A cultural programme also took place.

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Russia

Indian embassy in Moscow celebrated the day by unfurling of the flag and a cultural performance by ICCR‘s Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre. The event was attended was selected few and was live web-telecasted for the rest who could not attend the ceremony in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Singapore

Indian embassy in Singapore, too, celebrated the day in a low-key ceremony with social distancing and masks.

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Poland

Indian embassy in Warsaw planted saplings, unfurled the national flag and exchanged excerpts from Indian President's speech.

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Venezuela

Venezuela ambassador, with his family, unfurled the national flag and planted saplings on the occasion.

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Dubai

The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai was coloured in tricolour lights. "We are proud to have our tricolour on the tallest building in the world #burjkhalifa in Dubai," read India in Dubai's Twitter account.

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USA

The Empire State Building in the US dazzled with tricolour, and Indians in America took to Times Square to celebrate the 74th Independence Day of India with various cultural themed demonstrations.

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