India Celebrates 68th Independence Day

India’s 68th Independence Day was celebrated and the community all had a chance to visit India without traveling too far.

Mayor Pradel and Community Leaders of the Indian-American community put on this event to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of India. India gained independence from Britain in 1947.

“This year the uniqueness of the celebration is that we have several stalls, people are distributing, displaying their arts and craft and the Indian food so this is the uniqueness of this celebration,” said Prasad Garkhedkar, Board Member of Naperville’s City Council Indian-American Outreach.

People enjoyed the day, checking out Indian jewelry and clothing, watching Indian chorus groups and dances and tasting north and south Indian food.

Owner of the cuisine of Indian restaurant handed out flags and free food to show his spirit as part of the Indian-American community.

“It’s a good platform for us to see the people, the mainstream people, plus the ethnic people, plus support India’s Independence Day,” said Rahul Saigal, Owner of the Cuisine of Indian Restaurant.

In past years, this event was held at City Hall, but the high interest brought this years festivities to a larger space.


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