Celebrations galore for the South Asian sub-continent
While one marks the freedom from British rule, the other marks the birth of a new state – Pakistan and India will be celebrating 70 years of Independence on the 14th and 15th of August respectively. For the 3 million plus British Indians and Pakistanis, this is a time to come together and celebrate their nations’ pride and history.
On the occasion Here and Now 365‘s Managing Director Manish Tiwari said: “The epic Indian Freedom movement is unique to the world as it was the only movement in modern history which was guided by the principles of non-violence. It is a story which needs to be told again and again in today’s context for it brought UK and India in a saga of friendship forever.
“My maternal grandfather Lakhanlal Mishra left his job with the Indian Police force under British rule in 1942 Quit India movement with a call: “ I want to be Gandhiji’s soldier. My motherland is calling me”, and followed the path of non-violence to help India achieve Independence. His bravery and dedication was subsequently recognised by leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Acharya Vinobha Bhave and others.”
Here are two events you can attend to celebrate the Independence Day of both the nations:
Guinness World Record Creation by Painting the biggest flag of India
When: 21st August 10am
What: UKABC has secured an approval from Guinness Book of World Records to paint the biggest flag of India. This will be painted at India Day – which is hosted at Indian Gymkhana Club to celebrate the achievements of India and Indians in UK and Europe.
Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony at the Pakistan High Commission London
When: 14th August 10:30am
What: To celebrate the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony would be held at the Pakistan High Commission London. The Pakistani Community living in the United Kingdom and the British friends of Pakistan will be attending the ceremony.
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