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69th Republic Day Celebrations in London

69th Republic Day Celebrations in London

69th Republic Day celebrations in London began on January 26, 2018 with unfurling of the Tricolour in India House by High Commissioner, Mr. Y.K. Sinha, following which the National Anthem was sung. High Commissioner addressed the gathering and read out the Address of the Hon'ble President to the nation. High Commissioner and Mrs. Girija Sinha hosted a grand Reception in the evening with Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office present as Chief Guest. The evening saw Indian classical dance presentations and rendition of patriotic songs. 'At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain’ a special digital photographic exhibition to showcase the important contributions Indians have made to Britain over generations, was also launched by High Commissioner and the Chief Guest on the occasion. This special website was created by the Open University and the University of Exeter supported by the High Commission of India, the Nehru Centre London and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.