Bharat Express

Indians Celebrate 77th Independence Day In Texas With Pride

The occasion was followed by soulful national and patriotic songs


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Members of the Indian diaspora celebrated India’s 77th Independence Day with pride and excitement across the US state of Texas.

D.C Manjunath, India’s newly appointed Consul General, hoisted the national flag at the India House early Tuesday, followed by President Droupadi Murmu’s address to the nation, which was streamed live for hundreds of community members and students enrolled in various courses in the US.

The occasion was followed by soulful national and patriotic songs, which were also attended by US Congressman Al Green and Senate representatives, elected officials, and a significant number of Indian American members.

In his remark, Manjunath said that this year’s celebrations were exceptional since India was celebrating 77 years of freedom — ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, and that the country was continuing her march into the ‘Amrit Kaal’ of independence.

Various community organizations celebrated a number of other events attended by a number of colorfully attired Indian Diaspora members, students, and friends of India across the state.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Senate representatives, political leaders, and members of the community attended a flag-hoisting ceremony at the Gujarati Samaj in Houston.

Earlier, the Indian Diaspora, students from the University of Texas at Austin, and local officials attended a large Independence Day celebration in the state capital of Austin.

Various Independence Day activities, including a mela hosted by the India Culture Centre, are scheduled for the weekend.

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