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Dancing and feasting are a part of New Plymouth’s Indian neighborhood’s Independence Day celebrations

Jesna Chenthattel, 14, performs a traditional dance at India's Independence Day celebrations in New Plymouth.

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Jesna Chenthattel, 14, performs a standard dance at India’s Independence Day celebrations in New Plymouth.

Virtually 300 members of Taranaki’s Indian neighborhood got here collectively on Saturday evening to have a good time 75 years of Indian independence.

The occasion was held at St John Baptist Corridor in New Plymouth and began with a flag elevating, New Plymouth Indian Neighborhood President Ashwani Kumar stated.

After which there have been cultural actions together with dancing.

Isabelle Shinoj, 11, in the back and Ashi Kumar, 11, participated in cultural activities.

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Isabelle Shinoj, 11, within the again and Ashi Kumar, 11, participated in cultural actions.

”And the kids carried out. We had a neighborhood award that we do yearly. This yr we wished to make it particular and honor the women who’ve been serving to the Indian neighborhood for perhaps 20 years.”

India’s Independence Day is essential to the Indian neighborhood, particularly this yr because it was the seventy fifth, he stated.

“It is nice to recollect and have a good time.”

The night ended with a meal, he stated.

“A number of curry. Everybody had a great feast.”

New Plymouth Indian Community President Ashwani Kumar was delighted to be part of the celebrations.

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New Plymouth Indian Neighborhood President Ashwani Kumar was delighted to be a part of the celebrations.

The Indian neighborhood in Taranaki has actually grown, Kumar stated.

”Just a few years in the past we had a really small quantity, however a number of migrants are shifting in from abroad and from Auckland and different areas, so the Indian neighborhood is rising. It is about 1,500 plus.”

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