BRUCE Ralston, the New Democrat spokesperson for International Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism, released the following statement in celebration of the 69th Independence Day in India:
“It was on August 15, 1947 that India became a sovereign nation. On behalf of John Horgan and British Columbia’s New Democrat caucus, I would like to extend my best wishes to all those far and wide celebrating India Independence Day.
“For more than 100 years, people of Indian descent have been making invaluable, deep and long-lasting contributions to British Columbia through their hard work and values. The Indian community continues to leave a legacy to our society, economy, culture, arts and culture that can be seen and felt every day.
“On this very special day, we hope British Columbians will take the opportunity to acknowledge those contributions and join in the celebrations taking place.
“Once again, on behalf of our entire caucus, Happy India Independence Day.”
Consulate General of India: Independence Day Celebrations
The 69th Independence Day of India will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15 at the Consulate General of India, 201-325 (3rd floor – Conference Hall) Howe Street, Vancouver. The flag hoisting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. The national anthem, reading of President of India’s address to the nation and a brief reception over simple refreshments will follow. The Consulate General of India, Vancouver, cordially invites all Indian nationals, people of Indian origin and friends of India to participate in the Independence Day celebrations.
India Day Celebration
At Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, 8321 140th Street, Surrey on Saturday, August 15. India Day program from 11 a.m. onwards. India Day Parade at 1 p.m. Wrestling at 2 p.m. Kavi Sammelan at 6: 30 p.m. Free food stalls. Rides for kids. Chief Guest: Dr. Subramanian Swamy. For more info, contact Satish Kumar at 604-618-5114, Vinay Sharma at 604-782-7624 or Mahesh Gupta at 778-928-5270.