Riyadh – 77th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Embassy of India, Riyadh. Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Suhel Ijaz Khan inaugurated the ceremony by hoisting the tricolor in the embassy premises. After hoisting the national flag, the Ambassador garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Embassy and paid homage. After that, he read out the message of the President of India. Dr. Suhel congratulated the audience on the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence Day.
Despite the scorching hot weather in Riyadh, a large number of Indian men and women participated in the Independence Day celebration. Ambassador of India, DCM Abu Mathen George and other diplomats wished each other a Happy Independence Day.