On the occasion of the 66th Independence Day of India, H.E Sanjay Verma, Consul General of India in Dubai, unfurled the National Flag this morning at the Consulate premises in the presence of the Indian community. The Indian flag was also hoisted by the Indian Community in Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah etc.
About 500 members of the Indian community from all walks of life – students, teachers, businessmen, professionals, workers and others – attended the function.
The Consul General read excerpts from the President’s Address to the Nation on the eve of the Independence Day. The full Address is available on www.cgidubai.com.
In his remarks, the Consul General addressed the Indian Community in UAE saying, “Your link with India is as much as it is mine and the Consulate’s staff and you are all India’s envoys. It is an honour for me, I’m blessed because the community shares such a good chemistry with the Consulate. My job is easy because you make it easy. I felicitate many Indian associations for being agents of community welfare. Their duty towards the community is not just celebrating festivals, but they rise to the occasion when circumstances demand. The best for India is yet to come.”
The programme ended with patriotic songs sung by Mr. A.K. Bharadwaj, Consul (Passport) and Mrs. Shobana Chandramohan.