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Indian Embassy Celebrating 68th Independence Day

August 11th, 2014

News from Berlin - The Indian Embassy in Berlin will be celebrating the 68th Independence Day of the Republic of India on the 15th of August which shall see a flag hoisting ceremony in the wee hours of the morning at 0900 followed by the Ambassador of India, Mr Vijay Gokhale reading the Prime Minister’s address. A cultural event is also slated to take place which shall see display of the rich Indian Culture which will be concluded by a reception and interaction amongst the members of the Indian Community in Berlin.

The Indian Independence Day commemorates the nation's independence from Kingdom of Great Britain [Commonly known as United Kingdom] on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an Independence Movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC). Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan; the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to sectarian violence.

On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the Prime Minister has raised the flag and given a speech

To visit the Embassy at Tiergartenstrasse 17, one must be carrying a valid passport and or identification documents and are encouraged to carry umbrellas in case it rains.

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