Indian Community Celebrates India’s 73rd Independence Day
The weekend celebration of Indian’s 73rdIndependence Day brought in an exceptional cultural showcase of the local talent and social camaraderie. The patriotic elements along with India’s cultural diversity were part of the exuberant celebrations which brought close to 500 community members to celebrate India’s 73rdIndependence Day.
The homegrown entertainers and performers with their diverse vibrant personalities, performances, and talent dazzled the attendees. The well-executed program, under the leadership of the newly elected President of Friends of India Mahendra Mehta, began on time with a patriotic parade with participants of all ages in a colorful medley of Indian costumes exhibiting diverse India. The parade was a reminiscence of the past freedom fighters along with the current elected political leaders of India, the world’s largest democracy.
The parade was followed by an hour
After a social hour and some entertainment, the formal program started on a high note with Indian national anthem sung by Avisha Barot, followed by the American national anthem sung by Andrea
The local elected officials, Congressman Steven Horsford, Congresswoman Susie Lee, County Commissioner & Guest of Honor Richard Segerblom, County Commissioner Michael Naft, Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony and District Court Judge Richard Scotti graced the occasion with their presence and were seen meeting and socializing with the growing, professional and prosperous Indian community.
In his informal speech, the Chief Guest Commissioner Tick Segerblom thanked all the attendees for honoring him with the invite to meet the community members and how pleased he is with his long-time relationship with some of the members of the community.
The common theme for all the speakers was the diversity in Southern Nevada and
The next Friends of India event is scheduled for Saturday, October 26thto celebrate the much awaited Diwali.