India’s 67th Republic Day Celebration at India House

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The turnout for the flag hoisting at India House. Photos: Bijay Dixit, Unique Photo Images

HOUSTON: Continuing its annual tradition, India’s 67th Republic day was celebrated in a patriotic ceremony on the grounds of India House on Tuesday, January 26.  The event commemorates the day when India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic and giving people the power to choose their own government. In honor of the day United States, Indian and Texas flags were hoisted outside the front entrance by Trustees of India House Dr. Virendra Mathur and Durga Agrawal, and V.P. Operations of India House Nagraj Eleswarapu.

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People from different cultures and ethnicities were gathered on the occasion and together they embodied the patriotic spirit of Independent India. The U.S National Anthem was sung by Chloe Choudhury, and attendees proudly joined her in the singing of the National Anthem of India. The attendees were then invited into the banquet hall. Greetings and messages were delivered by speakers including Durga Agrawal and Kul Bhushan Uppal. The Indian patriotic songs sung by Sankalp Srivastava, Padma Iyengar and Payel Mitra, led us all to a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminding us of the courageous spirit of freedom fighters. The fellowship was continued as attendees were treated to light snacks and drinks provided courtesy Kurry Walah, Masala Munchies, and Deep Foods.

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The event connected us with our Indian roots reminding us that even though we are far away from home, the love for our country is embedded in our hearts.

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