The Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on Thursday, 26 January 2023. In the morning, customary flag-hoisting took place. Shri Asaduddin Owaisi, Hon’ble MP, who was on a personal visit to Chicago, also joined the celebration along with a few community members of Indian origin.
In an event held in the evening, Consul General Somnath Ghosh read out the Hon’ble President’s Address. After a cultural programme following this, he hosted expatriate Indian and Indian origin people. Close to 250 prominent guests from the political, business, community, cultural, academic, and media circles of the Indian diaspora joined the reception.
The event included a wonderful cultural segment, much appreciated by the audience, which featured a scintillating Sarod Recital by Souryadeep Bhattacharya accompanied on the Tabla by Sutanu Sur. The artistes from Kalapadma Bharatanatyam Dance Academy: Anjali Varghese, Reshma Thomas, Shreya Panakkal, and Radha Sheth performed amazing dance on the national song ‘Vande Mataram’. The rendition of Hindi patriotic songs by Ishan Ahmed, Nalini Parikh, and Ranajoy Ganguli group raised the flame of patriotism and made audience nostalgic of celebrations in India.