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Republic Day is a day of tribute to India's Independence
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The Consulate General of India in Perth will be hosting a day of cultural celebrations on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am to celebrate the 70th Republic Day of India. Republic Day is a national holiday in India that commemorates when the Constitution of India was adopted on 26 January 1950 as the main governing document of India.
The introduction of the Constitution replaced the Government of India Act which was installed by the British in 1935 and transformed India into an independent republic free from control of the British Raj. Republic Day is celebrated in India with parades, speeches, ceremonies, cultural dances and with Indian sweets given out to children in schools. Republic Day is seen as a day to pay tribute to India and its diversity and rich cultural heritage.
To celebrate the 70th Republic Day, the Consulate General of India in Perth is inviting all members of the local Indian community, people of Indian descent and friends of India to attend a flag hoisting ceremony on Saturday 26 January 2019.
The event will be free and will be held on the grounds of the Consulate General of India Perth which is located at Level 6, 12 St Georges Terrace in Perth WA. In addition to raising the Indian flag, there will be speeches, a performance of the national anthem and cultural programmes.
If you would like to attend this event, click here to register.
For more information, check out The Consulate General of India Perth's Facebook Page.