The India Association of Yuma will follow its annual tradition by celebrating India's Independence Day on Saturday August 17th at the North End Community Center (formerly named Yuma Adult Center) at 160 E. First Street in Yuma. The event will be accompanied by some cultural dances and live entertainment followed by delicious Indian food catered by an Indian restaurant from Phoenix. Celebrations start at 6:30PM and admission is free to members. Non members and guests pay $20 per person.
India won her independence from Great Britain's colonial rule on August 15th 1947 following an independence movement of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the leaders of the Indian National Congress. India's securing of independence from the British Commonwealth coincided with the country's partition.
In Delhi the nation's capital Independence Day celebrations are annually observed by the Prime Minister raising the national flag at Red Fort and then delivering a speech. Independence Day is one of three national holidays recognized by the Government of India with the other 2 being Republic Day on January 26th which commemorates the date the official Constitution of India took effect in 1950 having replaced the Government of India Act of 1935 and Gandhi Jayanthi on October 2nd to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi the "Father of the Nation."
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also for those unfamiliar with the India Association of Yuma it is a local group responsible for planning and hosting events for the Asian Indian community of Yuma.