'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations to take place at US Capitol

The event being organised by 75 Indian-American organisations will showcase India's culture and heritage while remembering the heroes of the Indian freedom struggle

Press Trust of India September 12, 2022 09:16:35 IST
'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations to take place at US Capitol

File image of US Capitol. Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Washington: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, 75 Indian-American organisations have announced to celebrate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at United States Capitol from 14 September.

“This unique US Capitol event will be a hallmark in the festivity of India’s independence, bringing 75 organisations together and showcasing India’s unique culture and diversity”, Jashvant Patel, CEO, US-India Relationship Council and chairman of the organising Committee, said.

“The Indian diaspora organisations will use this opportunity to remember India’s rich tradition, its heroes, people, and their achievements”, said Patel who is also the president of Sardar Patel Fund for Sanatan Sanskruti.

“The Indian-American community has significantly contributed to the US in the past 75 years. The achievements include advancements in healthcare, technology, human rights, sustainability, environmental health, among others”, the organisers said in a statement.

“Innovation is at the forefront, and the US and India — the oldest and largest democracies — have worked together to further the relationship in many areas”, it said.

Ashok Bhatt, former Water Commissioner, California and vice chair of the organising committee said, “India’s Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu will be the guest of honour at Capitol Hill.  Several Congressmen are expected to attend the event”.

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