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Independence Day reception hosted by Consul General of India in Chicago Amit Kumar" on the evening of 15 August.

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Independence Day Reception hosted by
Consul General of India in Chicago Amit Kumar

Consul General of India in Chicago Amit Kumar hosted a vibrant reception at the Chicago Cultural Centre to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence. The evening began with the National Anthems and USA, followed by Consul General’s address. 

In his remarks, CG Kumar spoke about the importance of this momentous occasion for democracies, transformative changes underway in India, the deepening of the critical India-US strategic partnership, and the role of the Indian diaspora as an active bridge and facilitator in advancing our ties with the US.

Close to 250 prominent guests from the political, business, community, diplomatic corps, think tanks, cultural, academic and media circles joined the reception. The Consulate received messages and greetings from several dignitaries including many Congressmen, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois Attorney General and other elected officials. 

The event included a wonderful cultural segment, much appreciated by the audience. These included the the breathtaking rendition of Hindustani classical music Souryadeep Bhattacharya on Sarod accompanied on the Tabla by Arun Sabapathy, and a scintillating Bharatnatyam dance recital by artistes from Natya Dance Theater – Matru Bhoomi Shakthi – The power of our motherland. 


Chicago, 16 August 2022