Over 500 people gathered at the residence of the Ambassador of India to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony in Wassenaar this morning (January 26) for a flag hoisting function to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day. The celebrations began with the hoisting of the National flag by the Ambassador, singing of the National anthem and reading out of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation. This was followed by a performance of patriotic songs.
The event was attended by H.E. Mr. Bas Eenhoorn, Mayor of Amstelveen,H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh and H.E. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge at the International Court of Justice and prominent members of the Indian community residing in the Netherlands.
The flag-hoisting function witnessed a large gathering of the Indian diaspora, especially members of the Surinami-Hindustani community and friends of India who came together to celebrate this important day.
May 13, 2019
Ambassador of India to The Netherlands