Independence Day Reception
Toronto: To commemorate the 66th Independence Day of India, the Consulate General of India organized a Flag Hoisting Ceremony at their premises on 15 August. A large number of the community, business and media representatives participated in the event.
Consul General Mrs. Preeti Saran welcomed everyone and read out excerpts from President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day.
The same evening, a reception was also hosted by Saran at Hotel King Edward. The evening concluded with a performance by eminent Sarangi player Mrs. Aruna Narayan Kalle.
In her Welcoming Remarks, Mrs. Saran said that India was committed to strengthen the bonds of friendship between India and Canada and in that context looked forward to the visit of John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs in September and also visits by Prime Minister Harper and Premier Dalton McGuinty to India in the near future.
Photos by Bashir Nasir
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