The 75th Independence Working day of India was celebrated in diverse areas of Sri Lanka on 15 August 2021 in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
The celebrations this yr are portion of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021, to commemorate 75 yrs of a progressive and self-reliant India.
The most important function was held at ‘India House’, the official home of Higher Commissioner of India. The Large Commissioner – Mr. Gopal Baglay hoisted the nationwide flag and inspected the guard of honour. He also examine excerpts of the President of India’s information on the occasion. The celebration was telecast stay and was attended almost by mates of India in Sri Lanka and associates of the Indian diaspora in Sri Lanka.
A unique prayer – ‘Ashirvad Puja’ – was held at Param Dhamma Chaitya Pirivena for the well-staying of people today of India and Sri Lanka on the day. The Indian monks at the Pirivena especially celebrated the Independence Day with terrific fervour. Several other cultural functions had been also arranged on-line to commemorate the occasion. This involved performances by the Colombo Expatriates Cultural Association, an Indian diaspora grouping and ‘Pavala Natya Maala’ – a assortment of dance performances organized by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center in collaboration with Arusri Art Theatre and so on.
A distinctive programme ‘Diamond Bridge’ by International Association of Sri Lankan Bharatha Natyam artistes was webcast. This celebration comprised presentation of a variety of Indian dance kinds and violin renditions by renowned exponents.
A series of revolutionary initiatives were being organized on social media platforms in the operate up to the function including Fashion demonstrate, food items competition and recital of Indian patriotic tunes. These activities obtained enthusiastic reaction and 1000’s of men and women participated from across the Island.
Events had been arranged by the Assistant High Commission in Kandy, Consulate Standard in Jaffna and Consulate Common in Hambantota as properly to mark the 75th Independence Day. Many iconic buildings like the Galle Fort, Jaffna Cultural Centre, India Household, Taj Samudra and Indian chancery premises at Colombo, Jaffna, Hambantota and Kandy were illuminated with colours of the Indian flag on Independence Day eve.
A quantity of functions are staying held throughout Sri Lanka through the milestone calendar year, till 15 August 2022, underneath the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative.