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India@75: Marking the First War of India's Independence

Posted on: December 17, 2021 | Back | Print

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrating the 75th Independence Day of India, Embassy of India, Hanoi and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre organized an event on 17 December 2021 to mark the First War of Independence.

In his opening remarks, Shri Subhash Prasad Gupta, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of India, Hanoi gave an overview on the struggle for the freedom that started in different parts of India in 1857. It was followed with screening of a documentary “The Beginning 1857" with Vietnamese subtitles. The documentary helped the audience understand more about 1857 struggle. Ms. Phan Lan Tú, Chairwoman of the Vietnam - India Friendship Association of Hanoi spoke about the struggle for freedom of Vietnam. A digital photo exhibition on the freedom fighters of this period was also presented.

The event was attended by distinguished guests from Vietnam-India Friendship Association, Vietnam -India Friendship Association of Hanoi City, Centre for Indian Studies (Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics), Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences), University of Social Sciences and Humanities, SVCC Vietnamese students and officials of the Embassy.

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