In a colourful celebration of Indian culture, the Consulate General of India, Dr Shashank Vikram and his wife, Dr Megha Singh joined the Durban community for a flag hosting ceremony in Morningside on Tuesday, 15 August.

Dancer, Sanyukta Singh performed a dance to commemorate Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami, an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna.

The flag hosting ceremony is an annual celebration of India’s independence and this year marks the 70th year of independence. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947 and Independence Day is a day when people in India and throughout the world pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past.