75th Independence Day celebrations in the Chancery premises on the morning of 15th August 2021 began with the singing of patriotic songs by young members of Indian diaspora. It was followed by the hoisting of the National Flag by the Ambassador along with the children attending the event and the reading of the Hon’ble President’s Address to the Nation by the Ambassador. The ceremony also included the presentation of the book “Los Mundos de Kaur” authored by the young Indian writer Manu Kaur. The function concluded with refreshments and interactions with the attendees.
Subject to Covid restrictions, the participation was limited to 130 Indian passport/OCI card holders. Mission encouraged the Indian community and diaspora in Spain to actively participate in the programmes and activities relating to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and the Rashtragaan campaign. The ceremony was also livestreamed on YouTube and social media accounts of the Embassy, which also contained congratulatory messages from prominent Spanish personalities and videos of the ICCR Performance Gala.