Bandhan Group, a not-for-profit, secular organisation for women of Indian origin living in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas with support from Bedford’s leading community, charity, voluntary organisations and interfaith groups of Indian origin are organising a free event to celebrate India’s Independence Day at Harpur Square on 15 August, 7am onwards.
To celebrate the event, several guests will be joining the occasion including Her Excellency Ruchi Ghanashyam High Commissioner of India and Dave Hodgson the Mayor of Bedford Borough, who will be opening the event.
Professor Gurch Randhawa, Deputy Lieutenant for Bedfordshire, Mohammad Yasin, MP and Meryl Dolling, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire will also be attending the event.
Professor Randhawa said, “It is a privilege to join the celebrations of Indian Independence Day and acknowledge the enormous contribution the Indian community has made to Bedfordshire’s thriving and diverse population.”
To mark the occasion, there will be a variety of performances from 21st Century Education Trust, Sandhya Rao school of music, Nritham Dance Academy, NRI Music and Ananda Arts showcasing some of Bedford’s talent and cultural diversity.