Indian independence celebrated in Ilford
INDIA’S independence was celebrated by more than 300 people who sang, danced and tucked into a host of tasty treats.
Revellers celebrated Indian Independence Day last week at he Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Cleveland Road, Ilford.
It is 64 years since India became independent from British rule and the milestone is marked annually.
Redbridge Asian Mandal (RAM) and the Social Indian Traditional Association gathered to mark the occasion.
The event was also a chance for the group to offer support to elderly or housebound members who do not normally attend events.
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Food was donated by generous members and a traditional Indian play was performed.
RAM member Ben Gadhia said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and it was a wonderful chance for everyone to get together.”
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