The 73rd Indian Independence Day will be celebrated in Galway by Indian families and friends on Saturday.
Indian ambassador, Mr Sandeep Kumar, will attend the event which takes place at St Mary’s College between 3pm and 7pm on Saturday.
The Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway is organising a host of fun-filled activities, including cultural performances, drawing competitions, and other entertainment symbolising the diversity of the Indian culture and languages.
The Independence Day is annually celebrated as a national holiday in India, commemorating the nation’s independence from the British Raj (the United Kingdom ) in 1947.
During Saturday’s event, Mr Kumar will address the ICSC members on the importance of the Independence Day celebrations, which is to commemorate the people who sacrificed their lives during the fight for independence, and the spirit spread by Mahatma Gandhi of his great non-violence movement and unity in diversity across the globe.
In addition to cultural performances, there will be a quiz, regional-wear (costume ) competition, a drawing competition for children , and food courts. The food includes Dosa (Indian savoury crepe ), spicy chutneys, and Indian chaats.
Members of the ICSC will be joined by the students from NUI Galway, GMIT, the Indian community members from Loughrea, Tuam, Cliffden, and Ennis, and Irish friends.
The event is free event and everyone is welcome.