Multiple events took place in GTA to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day
15th August 2021 – The Indian community celebrated the 75th Independence Day at a variety of events which took place across Canada. To begin with, Consulate General of India in Toronto Ms. Apoorva Srivastava hoisted the Indian Tricolor at the consulate’s office in Toronto.
In an historic event, a 40 x 60 feet Indian Flag was raised at Brampton’s City Hall. The festival was honored by the presence several dignitaries including Ms. Srivastava, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, local MPP Amarjeet Sandhu and Mississauga MPP Nina Tangri amongst others. The event was led by a local Indian community group, My Indians in Canada Association (MICA).
The first ever drive-thru parade at the Paramount Fine Food Center in Mississauga hosted the India day in collaboration with Panorama India. The event displayed the vastness and variety of Indian culture and tradition.
In another event that took place in Toronto, a Tiranga Car Rally was led by Hindu Forum Canada. Over 70 cars participated in the rally which started off from Lakeshore area of Downtown Toronto and ended at Nathan Philips Square.
Later, in the evening, the clock towers in Brampton and Mississauga were illuminated with the tricolor.
The view from Niagara Falls was dazzling as it lit up in Tiranga. CN Tower was also lit with the Indian tri-color which made the view astounding.