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Indian Community gathers to celebrate their freedom

 
Pravin Mehta (white shirt) leads the singing of the Indian National Anthem in McGregor Park.

Pravin Mehta (white shirt) leads the singing of the Indian National Anthem in McGregor Park.

In what is a celebration of the myriad of distinct cultures represented in Clarksville, The Indian community gathered in McGregor Park under the Indian flag in the International Avenue of Flags, on Sunday August 15th 2010 to celebrate the Indian Independence Day. On August 15th 1947 India was granted its freedom from British rule, and on January 26th 1950 it became a Republic.

Kishore Shah and Pravin Mehta, organized the ceremony in which community members sang the Indian National Anthem; followed by the the Star Spangled Banner; they closed with the Vande Mataram, the Indian National Song. Afterwards they gathered under the park’s pavilion for a pot luck dinner featuring home cooked Indian cuisine. «Read the rest of this article»

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