Press Release on Independence Day Celebrations 2017

Consulate General of India


Press Release


August 15, 2017


Independence Day Celebrations – 2017

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of  Independence Day of India, H.E Vipul, 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 other Northern Emirates.

About 600 members of the Indian community from all walks of life – students, teachers, businessmen, professionals, workers and others – attended the function.

The Consul General welcomed everybody present and read out President’s Address to the Nation on the eve of the Independence Day. The full Address is available on

The speech was followed by a brief cultural programme.

The Consulate, in association with various Indian business, professional and community organizations will organize a series of events in the next one year to celebrate India@70.


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