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Celebration of India's 75th Independence Day

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Consulate General of India

Celebration of India’s 75th Independence Day

The Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated the 75th Independence Day of at the Consulate premises. The main function was organised at the Consulate premises, where Consul General Amit Kumar unfurled the tricolour which was followed by National Anthem. The Consul General read out the Address of the President of India. 

In his remarks, Consul General said the Indian diaspora is a living bridge between our two great countries and has contributed immensely to the growth of our relations. The India-US strategic partnership today is wide-ranging and dynamic. The two countries are cooperating and working together in areas of public health, outer space, energy security, renewable energy, climate change, emerging technologies, knowledge-based partnerships - higher education, S&T, start-ups and innovation, and of course seeking greater coordination and convergences in the traditional areas of security, defence and strategic affairs. 

A short cultural programme included singing of patriotic songs by the children of Sadhana Music School and Kathak classical dance performance by the students of I-Radha Dance School. 

The Consulate received Messages of proclamation from Mayor of City of Chicago Lori Lightfoot and messages of greetings from several elected US federal and state representatives which included Senators Gary Peters, Tammy Baldvin, Congressman Mark Pocan, Congresswoman Haley Stevens.    Prominent members of Indo-American community including representatives of various socio-cultural organizations, members of the business community and others also expressed their felicitations.

As the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is aimed to be a citizen campaign, the Consulate actively collaborated/participated in various programs organised by the Indian American community and friends of India, which included India Day Parade at Naperville, IL organised by Indian Community Outreach (ICO), Naperville on 08 August; Independence Day event by Federation of India Chicago-80 on 13 August; Independence Day event by Federation of India on 13 August; Flag Hoisting at Daley Plaza by National Council of Asian Indian Associations (NCAIA) on 15 August; India's Independence Day Parade and celebration in Devon Street organised by Federation of India Chicago-80, IL on 15 August. 

In the run up to the Independence Day celebrations, there was enthusiastic participation from US in the Rashtragaan initiative, with Indians and friends of India joining actively. A series of events will be held in US in coming months to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, marking seventy-five years of India’s independence.

The Consulate is scheduled to organise an Independence Day reception hosted by the Consul General with participation of elected representatives, senior Government officials, local dignitaries, Indian American community at prestigious Chicago Cultural Centre. 


Chicago, 15 August 2021