28 July 2016: Preparations are underway for the celebration of India Day 2016 with the Federation of Indian Associations (NSW chapter) already sending out social media flyers to multicultural media and members of the Indian diaspora.
The event will be organised on The Parade Ground at the Old King’s School in Parramatta on Sunday, August 14. It will celebrate the auspicious occasion when the South Asian superpower gained independence from the British Raj seventy years ago.
According to an email from Dr Yadu Singh who is the president of NSW chapter of the Federation, the event will have quite a few fun activities including dance, music, multicultural food stalls and also fireworks. The free event will run from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Dr Singh, the outspoken community leader who often features in the mainstream media, is urging all members of the Indian community and beyond to participate in the 70th Indian Independence Day fair.
Looking at the list of activities planned for the day, the programme is certain to be a good starting point for anyone willing to have a taste of and explore India.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the freshly independent India, had raised the Indian national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi on 15 August 1947. Ever since, the day has been a celebration and commemoration of the sacrifice millions of Indians made to secure freedom from the British empire.