Press Release for 74th Independence day of Republic of India
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Press Release for 74th Independence day of Republic of India


The Consulate General of India, Shanghai

Press Release

74th Independence Day

The 74th Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal, enthusiasm and patriotic fervour by Indian community in Shanghai.The celebrations started with the hoisting of national flag followed by the National Anthem. The celebrations were also telecasted live on social media.

The Consul General read excerpts from the Hon’ble President’s address to the nation, highlighting the initiatives of the Government, contributions of doctors, nurses and other health workers, and role of generous citizens in the fight against corona virus pandemic. The President underlined our efforts in reaching out to other countries for helping them in their fight against the pandemic, adding that India has been at the forefront in regional and global strategies for an effective response to the pandemic.

Saluting the martyrs of Galwan valley, the President stated that bravery of our soldiers has demonstrated that while we believe in peace, we are also capable of giving a befitting response to any attempt of aggression.

To mark the occasion, members of Indian community presented melodious patriotic songs and dances depicting supreme sacrifices and invaluable contributions made by the freedom fighters, revolutionaries and service personnel.

The Indian community also expressed their strong support for volunteering help to Indian nationals to overcome any challenges including from the ongoing health pandemic due to corona virus.

The Consul General also felicitated Amit Kumar for winning prize in Yoga Video blogging competition ‘My Life My Yoga’ from Eastern China region. The competition was jointly organised by the Consulate and Embassy of India on the occasion of International Yoga day.

The ceremony witnessed healthy participation from more than 300 members of Indian community. Many community members also took part in the celebrations online. The event was followed by light refreshment.