Toronto, Aug 15 (Canadian-Media): The celebration of the 73rd Independence Day of India began yesterday at the office of the Consulate General of India, Toronto at 10 am by flag hoisting ceremony by Saifullah Khan, the acting Consul General of India, Toronto.
More than 200 people had gathered at the office of the Consulate General of India, Toronto to celebrate India's Independence Day.
After extending the 73rd Independence Day greeting to all the Indo-Canadian community gathered there, Saifullah Khan read the greeting message from the president of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Kovind in his message had said that on India's Independence Day Celebration we pay homage to the heroic struggle and sacrifices made by the Indians to get freedom for India.
The Consul General of India, Toronto would also celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, also called Mahatma Gandhi and the father of nation, on October 2, 2019. He was the guiding light of the world and with his selflessness, unarmed and peaceful revolution he had laid down his life for the betterment of not only India bu the whole humanity.
The sustainability and ecological stability in the world, to a large extent, are due to the constant efforts of Gandhiji to better the world have earned the respect from millions of people in the world. Gandhiji's struggle for freedom was not only in freeing the country from slavery. His motive was to improve the quality of life of the Indians. The visible impact are the present development in the infrastructure as well as policies which strive to give equal rights to girls and women of India, whether they are mothers, housewives or professionals.
Kovind's message highlighted on institutionalization of our culture and philosophy, specially in its grassroot levels. India's success in the space science should be aligned with its empathy with nature and policies of climate change should be the prioritized.
Saifullah Khan then informed the audience that with the help of Consulate General of India, Toronto, Panorama India Parade for India's Independence day is expected to reach more than 75,000.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)