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Celebration of India's 60th Republic Day in Embassy

Washington, DC
January 26, 2009

India’s 60th Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety and splendor in Washington with Ambassador unfurling the National Flag outside the Embassy premises followed by singing of the National Anthem. The President’s Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day was read out following which patriotic songs in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil were sung by Embassy personnel and local artists. 

2. In spite of inclement weather, over 250 Indians from the Washington region attended the function, which happened to be on a working day.