Indian High Commission celebrates Independence Day

The Indian High Commission yesterday celebrated India’s 65th anniversary of Independence, with an event attended by a large number of people from the Indian community.

High Commissioner Dnyaneshwar M Mulay hoisted the national flag during a morning function, and read the Inidan President’s address to the nation.

Speaking after the address, Mulay recognised the contribution of the Indian community and the India Club in social welfare and cultural activities in the Maldives, and said he hoped that the recent establishment of the India Cultural Centre in Maldives would further increase the range of such activities.

Maldivian President Mohamed Naseed, Vice President Mohamed Waheed Hassan, members of Cabinet, members of the diplomatic corps and other prominent members of the Maldivian community attended an India’hosted Ifthar reception in the evening at the Nasandhura Palace Hotel.