WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — India’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated in Washington DC with a flag-hoisting ceremony on the morning of August 15, 2017 at the Embassy Residence. The ceremony was attended by members of the Indian community in large numbers.

Shri Navtej Sarna, Ambassador  of India, unfurled the tri-colored Indian flag followed by singing of the Indian National Anthem. Thereafter, Ambassador addressed the guests and read out Hon’ble President’s address to the nation. A brief cultural program involving rendition of Indian patriotic songs by school-children in US was also organized to mark the occasion.