Indian mission in San Francisco celebrates I-Day

IMG 4192India Post News Service 
SAN FRANCISCO: Members of the Indian community assembled in large numbers outside the Indian Consulate in San Francisco to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day. The Consulate General of India in San Francisco August 15 celebrated the Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in its building. Consul General Sanjay Panda unfurled the flag, which was preceded by the playing of the Indian national anthem. Consul General read out the Indian President’s address to the nation delivered on the eve of Independence Day.

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Panda hosted a community reception at the Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. The invitation-only event was attended by more than 400 prominent members of the Indian community and local dignitaries.
“Today, the world is looking at India with admiration,” Panda in an address to the gathering.

“Our country is seen as a responsible global citizen, a growing economy and a solution provider to various international challenges.”


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He spoke about the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and said: “We saw the recent changes made in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and it would bring immense benefit and enable people to access and enjoy safe rides, privileges, and perseverance.”

At the initiative of Consulate, the iconic City Hall of San Francisco was lit up on the occasion with the colors of the Indian flag.IMG 4240
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya graced the occasion. During his short speech, he lauded the Indian-American community and thanked them for their contribution to the Indian economy and culture.

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