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Indian High Commission celebrates 76th anniversary with free medical services, entertainment

By Fehintola Adewale, Abuja
16 August 2022   |   1:53 pm
The High Commission of India (HCI), on Monday, celebrated the 76th Independence Day anniversary in Abuja.

76th Independence Day celebrations by the Indian High Commission in Abuja

The High Commission of India (HCI), on Monday, celebrated the 76th Independence Day anniversary in Abuja.

The ceremony which was attended by over 350 members of the Indian Community and friends held at the Chancery premises.

Beyond Abuja, the celebration was held across different parts of the federation including Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and across Benin and Chad by Indian nationals and local friends.

As a part of the 76th Independence Day and ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebration, the HCI in Abuja organised various events such as Run/Walk, essay writing competition, painting competition as well a conference on India-Nigeria relations.

The Independence Day celebrations started with the hoisting of the National Flag by High Commissioner, G. Balasubramanian, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. A group of Nigerian students from Mewar International University (MIU) also participated in the rendition of the national anthem.

The High Commissioner who addressed the gathering, read excerpts from the address of the President of India H.E. Smt. Droupadi Murmu to the nation.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner highlighted the importance of the 76th Independence Day celebrations under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav “AKAM”.

Followed by the High Commissioner’s remarks, the Indian Cultural Association, Abuja, presented cultural performances which included fancy dress, singing of patriotic songs and dance performances.

As part of AKAM Celebration, the Indian High Commission in partnership with Max Hospital and Tulsi Chanrai Foundation Eye Hospital organised free medical check-ups for people.

Promotion of the Indian States and tourism was done during the celebrations by way of putting stalls of various Indian States at the venue of the celebrations.

At the end of the event, prizes were distributed among the winners of AKAM quiz competition, essay writing and painting competition.

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