By Alexandra Hansen
On August 15, Indians will celebrate 65 years of Independence from British rule.
India remained under British rule for approximately 200 years before gaining sovereign powers in 1947.
Indian migrants all over the country will celebrate India's Independence Day by attending flag raising ceremonies and partaking in traditional kite-flying; both symbolising the eve of Independence in 1947 when the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru unveiled the Indian tricolour flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.
The Consulate General of India is hosting a flag-raising ceremony at 9.30 a.m. on the 15th at the Consul General’s residence at 8 Landale Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria 3142. See details.
The Consulate General is also holding a panel discussion on Indian Independence India Going Beyond Today on the 16th of August, featuring our very own Director Professor Amitabh Mattoo. See details.