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Posted on: August 15, 2022 |

76th Independence Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu on 15 August 2022. The celebration was part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', which was launched by the Government of India in March 2021 to commemorate the historic milestone of 75 years of India's Independence.

2. The celebrations began with the hoisting of the national flag by Counsellor Shri Prasanna Shrivastava. This was followed by reading of the address to the nation from Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu. The President's message recalled the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters towards achieving India's freedom and highlighted the country's achievements in various fields. Using the words of India's nationalist poet Kuvempu, she urged India's youth to make "total sacrifice for the motherland and upliftment of fellow citizens".

3. The Embassy felicitated widows and next of kin of deceased Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces by disbursing their dues worth NPR 2.65 Crore.

4. The Embassy also awarded the winners of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Quiz as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, had organized the quiz to motivate overseas Indian youth and foreign nationals to enhance their knowledge about India.

5. The celebrations witnessed renditions of patriotic songs and performances by teachers and students of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre of the Embassy and Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Kathmandu.

6. Today's event was live-streamed on the Embassy's Facebook page.


Embassy of India,


15 August 2022


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