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71st Independence Day of India celebrated by Embassy of India, Tokyo

The 71st Independence Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Tokyo with great enthusiasm by a large gathering of about 600 people, including the growing Indian community in Tokyo, media representatives, Japanese friends and well-wishers. At an impressive ceremony at 9 am, Ambassador of India, H.E. Sujan R. Chinoy unfurled the national flag, which was followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Hon’ble Ambassador addressed the gathering and read out the President of India’s Address to the Nation on the eve of the 71st Independence Day of India. Students of Indian International School in Japan (IISJ), Tokyo and Global Indian International School (GIIS) sang patriotic songs. The programme was followed by refreshments. Three local newspapers, Japan Times, Japan News and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun carried the message of Ambassador on the occasion along with congratulatory messages from Japanese dignitaries. An Incredible India Photo Contest organised by the Embassy of India in association with India Tourism Office and Air India was launched to mark the celebrations.