Leicester Area Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day is on 15th August 2018 which is celebrated all over the world. The Leicester Area Committee celebrated Independence Day on the 12th August 2018, 49 members plus two children took part in the celebrations.

The event started with prayers and the National Anthem, led by Bhavnaben followed by a short explanation about the colours of the Indian Flag and how the British first invaded India.

Kamlaben and Mradulaben sang a song and gave a special speech on Mahatma Gandhi. Rahulbhai focused on Lokmanya,Tilak and Meer Maru, aged 5 years, was waving the Indian flag. Jayaben Premchand read an article on Mahatma Gandhi. Lataben read an article on what happened after Independence Day.

Veljibhai and Manekchandbhai shared their real life experiences, feelings and memories of Independence Day. They were in India in 1947, around the age of 13 years old.

The event finished with reciting Vande Mataram. Followed by snacks of mouth-watering Bhel, Pani Puri and Papdi Chaat ice cream. Committee would like to thank Mradulaben for donating the ice cream.

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