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India Embassy celebrates the 70th Independence Day of India

Indian Embassy celebrated yesterday the 70th Independence Day of India at the premises of Indian Embassy in Muscat in presence of over 400 members of the Indian Community in Oman who joined the celebration.

HE Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian Flag and read out the Address of President of India to the Nation delivered on the eve of the Independence Day. Students from the Indian School Al Seeb led the gathering in singing the National Anthem. They also sang other patriotic songs. Ambassador met with the members of Indian community individually to greet them and thank them for joining the celebration. On this occasion the Embassy screened Honourable Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech delivered from the ramparts of Red Fort yesterday morning. A number of other documentary films, including a film outlining 70 initiatives of the Government, were screened.

In his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador greeted the Indian Community in Oman and thanked them for their outstanding contributions in strengthening India’s friendly relations with Oman, and in development of Oman and India. Ambassador thanked the Government and people of Oman for their cooperation in expanding India’s strategic partnership of Oman and in promoting the welfare of the Indian community in Oman. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the Indian community to the Embassy, including volunteers and social workers from within the community.

Earlier, Ambassador had unfurled the Tri-colour at Indian School Muscat in presence of thousands of students, teachers and parents. Other Indian Schools in Oman also celebrated India@70 in their unique ways. Celebrations were also organised by Indian communities in other cities of Oman. A number of other events have also been planned during the coming days and weeks and months.

With a view to mark the 70th year of India’s independence, the Embassy will be organising a number of special events throughout the year, leading up to August 2017, with the participation of Indian community in Oman as well as the Government and people of Oman.

Muscat, 15 August 2016



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