Plans for India Day Festival 2022 Announced

Launch of India Day Festival 2022

The Federation of Indian Communities in Ireland (FICI) has announced that the India Day Festival (76th Indian Independence Day & 75 years of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) celebrations in Ireland will take place on Sunday 21st August 2022 from 12:10pm to 5:00pm at Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2. The event will be a free, open & outdoor event demonstrating a flavour of Indian diversity and cultural integration, including a series of activities like music, dance, a talent show, food and exhibition stalls. The event will be managed with support from Dublin City Council, Indian communities in Ireland, the Embassy of India, and other prominent sponsors.  

Launch of India Day Festival 2022

Speaking at the India Day Festival 2022 event poster launch ceremony at Adamstown Community Centre, Deputy Emer Higgins, TD for Dublin Mid West, highlighted the important role that the event plays in bringing all cultures together. Deputy Higgins said, “The India Day Festival is a wonderful opportunity for members of the Indian community to come together and celebrate each other, but it’s also an opportunity for people of every heritage to learn more about Indian culture and history. “In Dublin Mid West there is a thriving Indian community, who make a massive contribution to the local area and many are at the forefront of organising this year’s India Day Festival, so I hope we will see massive attendance and support from people in the local area looking to join in the fun and celebration of Indian culture and independence.”

India Day Poster

Chairperson of the Federation of Indian Communities in Ireland, Dr. Jasbir Singh Puri, said, “The FICI Team is working hard for the successful organisation of India Day Festival. The Promotional event poster was launched by our guest of honour Deputy Emmer Higgins TD along with Cllr. Declan Burgess, Tipperary County Council along with Mr. Terence Dick, Second Secretary, Embassy of India Dublin.

“The India Day Festival is a celebration of Indian Independence Day with Indian diaspora living in India and any part of the world. This festival is in commensuration of the Indian Independence Day on the 15th of August every year. The festival will feature an array of spectacular performances of traditional, patriotic Indian as well Irish song, dance, music and include a variety of exhibitions showcasing Indian cuisine as well as traditional clothing, dresses and cultural presentations from our community members coming from different parts of India and representing Indian unity in diversity.”

The FICI is a non-profit umbrella community organisation representing several Indian regional and ethnically diverse community groups as well as individual members from Indian origin,residing in Ireland. The Purpose of the FICI is to promote social inclusiveness, cultural diversity and enhance community integration. You can visit the FICI’s website, or their Facebook page for more details. Since conception in 2015 and being an umbrella organisation for all Indian communities residing in Ireland, the FICI is engaged in organising India Day festival, International Yoga Day celebrations and other cultural activities along with community service programs to demonstrate and nourish and communicate the diversity of Indian culture to the next generation and to the Irish community as part of our social inclusion programme.

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