Indian embassy and community in Oman celebrate Independence Day

Oman Monday 15/August/2022 18:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Indian embassy and community in Oman celebrate Independence Day
Photo: Shabin E

MUSCAT: India’s 76th Independence Day was celebrated in Oman with great enthusiasm among members of the Indian community.

To celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, naval ships INS Chennai and INS Kochi arrived in Oman. “On the occasion of ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, two latest, indigenously built Indian naval ships, Chennai and Kochi anchored along Muscat coast on a special 4-day friendly visit with Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, heading the team.

“A spectacular ‘Colors Ceremony’ was held onboard Indian naval ship Chennai to mark #IndiaAt75. Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and Indian Ambassador witnessed the ceremonial raising of the Indian Tricolor,” the embassy tweeted.

The Ambassador hoisted the National Flag at the embassy and read out excerpts from President’s address on the eve of Independence Day, in the presence of Indian community and embassy officials.

The Ambassador thanked the Indian community for their exceptional contributions to strengthening India’s relations with Oman. “Soulful rendition of patriotic songs by Indian School Muscat students added color to the celebrations,” the embassy added.

Indian School Al Ghubra

Indian School Al Ghubra also celebrated the 76th Independence Day of India on Monday.

Sunil K. A., Convener, School Management Committee was the Chief Guest of the event.

The programme commenced with the National Anthem of India. It was followed by the rendition of an evergreen patriotic song by the school choir titled, ‘Yeh Desh Hai Veeron Ka Hindustan’.

A presentation - Incredible India – highlighted the many achievements of the luminaries of India and some amazing attractions the land has offered to the world.

The soulful strains of music played by an orchestra comprising teachers and students held the audience spell-bound and aroused in them a feeling of pride in belonging to a nation as great as India. The mesmerising dance performance, ‘Pinnal Attam’ that followed, showcased the uniqueness, grace and beauty of a traditional art form of India.