Embassy of India in Manila marks 77th Independence Day of India

The Embassy of India celebrated its 77th Independence Day on Aug. 15 at the India House in Makati City. This was attended by invited Indian nationals and some special guests.

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THE FLAG HOISITNG was witnessed by the Indian Nationals invited to the celebration together with some special guests. (Arnold Quizol)

The program opened with a warm welcome by Ambassador Shambhu S. Kumaran, followed immediately by the flag hoisting ceremony, which was one of the highlights of the event.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS of the celebration was the Flag Hoisting led by Ambassador Shambhu S. Kumaran, assisted by Embassy guard Madam Maheshwari and witnessed by Madame Amrita Singh Kumaran and Embassy Officials. (Arnold Quizol)

Ambassador Kumaran also read the address to the Nation of President SMT. Droupadi Murmu who extended his greetings to all.

In the message of the president, he stated that the people of India have been celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” with great enthusiasm, and he enjoined his fellow citizens to pay tribute to the known and unknown freedom fighters whose sacrifices have made it possible for India to regain its rightful place in the comity of nations.


AMBASSADOR SHAMBHU S. Kumaran the head of Mission of the Embassy of India, Manila, reads the address to the nation of the Honorable President of India SMT. Droupadi Murmu on the occasion of its 77th Independence Day. (Arnold Quizol)

Cultural presentations of invited artists groups set the festive mood and kept everyone entertained. 

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AMBASSADOR SHAMBHU S. Kumaran together with his wife Madame Amrita Singh Kumaran, and their son, Shaurya Singh Kumaran, welcomed guests at the special celebration of the India Independence Day held at the India House in Makati City. (Arnold Quizol)
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 THE MEMBERS OF Bharati Indian Expat Women’s Association Manila pose with Ambassador Shambhu S. Kumaran and Madame Amrita Singh Kumaran. (Arnold Quizol)
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JOINING THE CELEBRATION were Vishnu Hathiramani, publisher of Popular Publishing House, Badette Cunanan, Manila Bulletin, and Rex Daryanani, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Phil.) Inc. (Arnold Quizol)
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INDIAN BUSINESSMEN and other groups attended to celebrate with their fellow citizens. (Arnold Quizol)
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MB’S BADETTE CUNANAN with Sonia Mansukhani, director of Indian Women in Enterprise. (Arnold Quizol)
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The owners of Queens at Bollywood Indian Restaurant (L-R) Chandni Agarwal, Capt. Vedant Bhardwaj, Sonia Mansukhani- Bhardwaj, Dilip Chudasama and Suresh Shetty. (Arnold Quizol)
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It was a showcase of Sari for the women with a strip of unstitched cloth, draped over their bodies in various styles. (Arnold Quizol)