Ambassador Amrit Lugun, Indian Ambassador to Greece, addresses the audience at Embassy's Indian Independence Day event. (Courtesy of Indian Embassy, Athens)
The 75th Independence Day of India, themed as 'Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,' was celebrated at the Indian Embassy in Athens, Greece.
In the presence of members of the Indian diaspora and friends of India, Ambassador Amrit Lugun hoisted the National flag.
A cultural event was held at the India House at which Themistoklis Demiris, Secretary-General of Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was the Guest of Honour. Diplomatic corps from various countries, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, were also present at the event.
Prominent Greek artist Konstantinos Kalaitzis and his group rendered classical songs and music of India through flute and sitar. A Greek national, Achilleas Kouris, performed a Bharatnatyam presentation, and Sikh community artists performed the Bhangra Punjabi dance.