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Ontario community members in Canada celebrate 74th Indian Independence Day

Ontario community members in Canada celebrate 74th Indian Independence Day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Aug 2020, 10:49 pm

Toronto/IBNS: As India celebrated their 74th Independence Day on Aug 15, the diaspora community in Canada was not lagging behind as they pulled off a virtual gathering to join the occasion. 

India International Centre for Canada (IICC) along with Meadowvale College for Business and Technology, the India Foundation from New Delhi, in collaboration with the Consulate of India in Toronto celebrated the 74th independence day of India virtually.

This online event was organised to celebrate the oldest civilization, the diversity, the multiculturalism and the largest Democracy in the world.

The programme started with the Independence day welcome greetings followed by an Independence day remarks by Consul General of India in Toronto, followed by a patriotic song and performance  by “The Indo-Canadian Women’s Association of  Durham Region”.

This diverse group of children and women from Durham enthusiastically prepared a programme for independence day celebration to show multiculturalism and diversity of India.

Special Guest from India, New Delhi, Captain (Indian Navy) Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation, joined to give a special lecture on “India’s foreign policy since independence”.

The enriching lecture was  followed by questions and answer sessions.

The last attraction of the event was a patriotic song by a Toronto middle school student.

The Independence day ceremony concluded by thanks note from the organisers and with India’s National Anthem.

Almost 150 people from Canada, India, Russia, Ukraine, USA and France joined through Zoom to celebrate the 74th Independence day event.