Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated 74h Independence Day

The Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated the 74th Independence Day of India on Saturday, 15 August 2020. The official Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Consulate premises with participation of the Indian-American community and friends of India joining in the virtual celebrations due to COVID-19.
The celebration started with Consul General, Shri Amit Kumar hoisting the National Flag, which was followed by singing of National Anthem of India. The Consul General read out the Address of the President of India. The cultural programme was also conducted in a virtual format. The program included singing of patriotic songs by the children of Bal Gokulam, dance performance by students of Natya Dance Theater and medley of patriotic songs composed by Mandala Arts.
The Consulate has received messages of felicitations from various dignitaries and friends of India, including from Member of US House of Representative, Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthi.
The programme was broadcast live on Consulate’s Facebook page. Around 1600 people joined these celebrations virtually. A few Indian community organisations also organised viewing of Consulate’s live-streaming of its Facebook page.

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