In Pics: UK Mission celebrates Independence Day at Edinburgh, Scotland

The celebration of India's 70 years of Independence took place at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, the home of Scotland's rugby. High Commissioner of India YK Sinha, Deputy High Commissioner Dinesh Patnaik, Consul General Anju Ranjan and Deputy First Minister of Scotland John Swinney and Edinburgh Lord Provost were present.

High Commissioner of India, UK YK Sinha unfurls the Indian tricolour at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh to mark Indian Independence Day. Photos courtesy: Indian high Commission, UK
High Commissioner of India, UK YK Sinha unfurls the Indian tricolour at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh to mark Indian Independence Day. Photos courtesy: Indian high Commission, UK
High Commissioner of India, UK YK Sinha speaking at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh
High Commissioner of India, UK YK Sinha speaking at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Deputy First Minister of Scotland John Swinney gives a speech during the Independence Day function.
Deputy First Minister of Scotland John Swinney gives a speech during the Independence Day function.
Consul-General Anju Ranjan addressing the gathering at Murrayfield Stadium.
Consul-General Anju Ranjan addressing the gathering at Murrayfield Stadium.
Balloons in the colours of the Indian flag released over Edinburgh to mark Indian Independence Day.
Balloons in the colours of the Indian flag released over Edinburgh to mark Indian Independence Day.
Traditional Indian dancers performing as part of the Independence Day function in Edinburgh.
Traditional Indian dancers performing as part of the Independence Day function in Edinburgh.
A Scottish marching band taking part in the Indian Independence Day celebrations at Murrayfield Stadium.
A Scottish marching band taking part in the Indian Independence Day celebrations at Murrayfield Stadium.
An Indian marching band performing at the Murrayfield Stadium.
An Indian marching band performing at the Murrayfield Stadium.
A crowd gathered at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for Indian's Independence Day celebrations.
A crowd gathered at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for Indian's Independence Day celebrations.


 

Indian Independence Day celebrations in full swing at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A poster displaying Indian Independence Day decorations at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photos courtesy: Indian High Commission, UK

 

 

 

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Pradeep Rana
Pradeep Rana – Senior Correspondent

Pradeep Rana has worked as a journalist with news ​agencies UNI and PTI, newspapers Indian Express and The Times Of India, and television channel NHK as South Asia Correspondent. He has also worked as Media Analyst at US Embassy, and edited several magazines and a medical handbook.

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