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75th Independence Day celebration in Switzerland

Posted on: August 16, 2021 | Back | Print

The 75th Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August, 2021 at the premises of India House in Berne. The event commenced with H.E. Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta hoisting the National Flag followed by the singing of the National Anthem by the attendees. Thereafter, the Address of the Hon’ble President of India to the Nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day was read out by Ambassador. Ambassador then delivered her special address highlighting various themes of AKAM (Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav). The event included cultural performances by Children of the Indian diaspora and screening of special videos highlighting Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM). During the event, Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award medal and certificate to Dr. Shachi Gurumayum, NRI from Switzerland who received this honour for his achievements in the field of Biotech Agronomy. Due to Covid – 19 restrictions, the event was held in a hybrid format with limited physical participation. Prominent members of the Indian Diaspora and Friends of India attended the Flag hoisting ceremony at India House in Berne.

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