Bedford’s Communities of Indian origin are inviting everyone in the town to join them for a free event to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
Organised with help from Bandhan Group, a not-for-profit organisation for women of Indian origin living in Bedfordshire, the morning event on 15 August will celebrate the positive and diverse contributions Indian communities have made in Bedford and beyond.
Attendees will be entertained with performances from 21st Century Education Trust, Sandhya Rao school of music, Nritham Dance Academy, NRI Music and Ananda Arts to showcase some of Bedford’s talent and cultural diversity.
Several guests will be attending to join in with the celebrations, including Her Excellency Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India.
Other guests include Professor Gurch Randhawa, Deputy Lieutenant for Bedfordshire, Mohammad Yasin MP and Meryl Dolling, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Mayor Dave Hodgson who will open the event.
“It is a privilege to join the celebrations of Indian Independence Day and acknowledge the enormous contribution the Indian community has made to Bedfordshire’s thriving and diverse population,” said Professor Randhawa.
The morning event starts at 7:15am at Harpur Square and will include a flag raising at the Old Town Hall. Proceedings will close at 9:15am.