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September 4, 2012 > Indian Independence Day Celebrations

Indian Independence Day Celebrations

Submitted By Krishna Swamy

Indian Independence day was celebrated in Indo-American Seniors Association Fremont (INSAF) on 14th August, 2012 at Fremont Senior Center. Around 140 seniors attended the program. The Consul General of India, Amb.Parthasarathi was the Chief Guest and was accompanied by Mr. Anand Kumar Jha, Consul, Community Affairs in the consulate. The function started with unfurling of U.S National Flag by Ms. Karen Grimsich, Administrator, Aging and Family Services, City of Fremont and Ms. Linda Olla, Director, Fremont Senior Center who joined in singing the U.S. National Anthem. Amb. N. Parthasarathi then unfurled the Indian National Flag accompanied by the singing of Indian National Anthem by the audience.

With Mr. Surendra Dalal, President, INSAF in the chair, Mr. Krishnaswamy, General Secretary, INSAF welcomed the Guests and introduced them to the audience. The Consulate General of India then delivered his key-note address which underlined the attitudinal transformation required of seniors in general and the Indian immigrants in U.S, to lead a happy and peaceful life. It was followed by a lively interactive session of questions/ suggestions from the audience relating to the various schemes and services extended by the Indian Consulate here and appropriate answers from the Consulate General.

The event was well attended by the dignitaries of the Indian Community in Fremont. Dr. Bhupinder Bhandari, noted Gastroenterologist, Mr. Sean Anand, Branch Manager, Fremont Bank Main Branch, Ms. Asha Chandra, Coordinator of Community Ambassadors Program in the city of Fremont and Dr. Puneet Chandak, Nuclear Medicine spoke on the event.

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