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India Independence Day 2018: Women’s Interfaith Network celebrates in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 11:40 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 21 August 2018

The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.

The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.

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More than 80 women from the borough’s Indian diaspora gathered in Ilford to mark 72 years of the independence of their motherland.

The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.

Around 82 members of the Women’s Interfaith Network Gants Hill group came together to take part in an event marking Indian independence from British colonial rule at the Tabla Restaurant, in High Road, on Thursday, August 16.

Most guests wore the three colours of the Indian tricolour flag - green, white and orange - which is known in Hindi as the Tiranga.

“Every one enjoyed the programme and asked when we are arranging the next event,” Dr Sudarshan Kapur, who has been the network’s chairwoman for more than nine years.

She added: “We had about two hours of an Indian cultural programme including dances, patriotic songs and poems.

The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.The Women's Interfaith Network Gants Hill Group celebrating 72 years of Indian Independence.

“Afterwards, we had delicious hot vegetarian food.”

Among the attendees with the Deputy Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Taifur Rashid and her husband.


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