Indian High Commission in Malaysia celebrates India’s 75th Independence Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The High Commission of India in Malaysia celebrated India’s 75th Independence Day here Sunday with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour.

The High Commission in a statement to Bernama said that the celebrations at India House, commenced with the unfurling of India’s national flag by the Charge d’Affaires Dr Varun Jeph, followed by the singing of India’s national anthem.

At the ceremony the Charge d’Affaires read out excerpts from the President of India’s address to the nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day.

In his address, Dr Varun greeted the Indian community in Malaysia on this momentous occasion and wished them the best of health.

To mark the occasion, a brief cultural programme was organised virtually. A Carnatic vocal teacher from the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre (NSCBICC) rendered the mesmerising ‘Bharat Mata’ song.

The virtual performance also included a musical patriotic video presentation by the vocal teacher, a Kathak dance teacher and students of NSCBICC, followed by a Odissi dance performance by senior students of the cultural centre.

This year’s event was celebrated in compliance with the Movement Control Order and prescribed Standard Operating Procedures due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Malaysia. The ceremony was attended by officials of the High Commission, while observing the physical distancing norms.

The Indian Community and friends of India in Malaysia joined the event virtually through the High Commission’s website and social media platforms in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The proceedings of the celebrations and cultural programmes are available on the official website of the mission ( and social media platforms of the High Commission.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency