The High Commission of India in Freetown celebrated the 75th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2024. Indian Charge d’Affaires (Cd’A) a.i.Neeraj Kumar Saini unfurled the Indian National Flag at a ceremony at the Chancery premises followed by reading of the address of the President of India to the nation.
This was followed by cultural performances consisting of patriotic speeches, dance performances and singing of patriotic songs by Indian diaspora members and children. Brahmakumari Sisters also addressed the gathering. A group of children from British International School in Freetown was also a part of the celebration to observe the event as their field study trip.
While addressing the gathering, Cd’A also conveyed the details of interaction of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi with students, teachers, and parents in the 07th edition of ‘Pariksha PeCharcha’ (Discussion on Exams) to be held on January 29, 2024. He urged parents, teachers, and students to watch the ‘Parikasha PeCharcha’ program to get techniques by Prime Minister of India to handle stress during exams, especially the students face in higher grades from 6th to 12th.
Over 140 guests including members of the Indian community members, friends of India and High Commission’s officials and their family members participated in the celebration. Refreshments along with Millets Special dishes were served after the function.