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Independence Day Celebrations at India House – August 15, 2018

Over 600 members of Indian community and friends of India gathered at “India House” – the Ambassador’s residence in Wassenaar, Netherlands to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day (August 15, 2018). This was the largest Independence Day gathering ever in the Netherlands and organized the second time at the ‘India House’ in Wassenaar. For the first time, Mayors of two leading cities of the Netherlands – Utrecht and Wassenaar namely, H.E. Mr. Jan van Zanen, and H.E. Mr. Frank Koen also took part in the celebrations.

The celebrations began with the hoisting of the Indian flag by the Ambassador H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, singing of the National anthem and reading out President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation. This was followed by a performance of patriotic songs by the local music group “Madras Chorus” and Kathak & Odissi fusion dance performance by Netherlands Marathi Mandal. The celebrations were followed by delicious Indian snacks.

Illustration by: VR Content



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