High Commissioner of India to New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli in the presence of the community on Wednesday, August 15 celebrated hoisted the tricolour flag celebrating the Indian Independence Day.

This event was celebrated at Bharat Bhavan of Wellington Indian Association when the community members gathered to observe the 72nd anniversary of India’s Independence. The flag hoisting was followed by cultural performance inside the community hall where children and other members of the Indian community performed dance and singing patriotic songs on this auspicious occasion.

High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli also read the message by the Honorable President of India and paid tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the Bhavan.

The event was also attended by National Party MP Kanwaljit Bakshi and Labour Party MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan.