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Celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of India's Independence

Posted on: August 16, 2021 | Back | Print

The 75th Anniversary of the Independence Day of India was celebrated with joy at a ceremony held in the morning of 15th August, 2022 at the Embassy of India, Warsaw.

Ambassador Nagma M. Mallick hoisted the National Flag which was followed by the National Anthem. She read out the President’s Address to the Nation on this occasion. Jan Chendynski, President of the Association of Poles in India who spent his childhood in Kolhapur as one of the many thousands of Polish refugees in India in the 1940s, was an honoured guest at the event; he recalled his participation at India’s first Independence Day at Valivade, Kolhapur on 15 August 1947.

Ambassador also presented medals and certificates to the winners of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Quiz held by the Mission. The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by a cultural programme in which Indian patriotic songs were sung and performers from the Indian and Polish community presented Indian dance performances.

Ambassador placed wreaths at the Dobry Maharaja Memorial, Ochota district and at the Kolhapur Memorial, ?ródmie?cie district, in memory of the ‘Good Maharajahs’ of India who gave refuge to several thousand Polish women and children at the Balachadi and Valivade camps between 1942 and 1948.

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