Indian Independence Celebrations in Christchurch

Christchurch Central Electorate
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I was invited to share the flag hoisting ceremony at Latimer Square in Christchurch to remember Indian Independence 

The day is observed annually on 15 August, and is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947


On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister has raised the flag and given a speech.