The 75th anniversary of Indian Independence Day will be marked with a flag raising event outside the Guildhall in St Giles’ Square in Northampton on Monday, August 15th at 9 a.m.
The Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council, the Mayor of Northampton, and leaders of the Northampton Indian-Hindu Welfare Organisation will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Professor Simon Gregory, and Neelam Aggarwal-Singh MBE to raise the Indian flag and mark India’s independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947.
“West Northamptonshire Council is happy to recognise this important event in Indian history, and all are invited to join us in observing the flag raising ceremony and honouring the country’s legacy,” said Councillor André González De Savage, Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council.
Independence Day is observed as a national holiday in India on 15 August each year to commemorate the nation’s independence with flag raising ceremonies, parades, and cultural events.
“On behalf of the IHWO, I am happy that this flag raising is taking place in West Northamptonshire,” said Mrs Aggarwal-Singh, who is also the Chair of the Northampton Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation.
“The Indian flag will be hoisted for the first time in Northampton to commemorate the country’s Independence Day.” It is a significant moment for us to be able to do something for our community, and it is a time to rejoice.”