India's Independence Day is celebrated on 15 August each year and 2022 marked the 75th Anniversary.
The City of Parramatta is home to one of the largest populations of people from Indian descent in NSW, making the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence an important day for our community. Hosted by City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis. This is a public event and will feature a Flag Raising Ceremony of the Australian and Indian National Flags and cultural performances.
To celebrate, City of Parramatta held a Flag Raising Ceremony, hosted by Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis on 15 August at Jubilee Park, Parramatta. This special event allowed our community to connect with their homeland and embrace the traditions of their Indian culture. Special guest Consul-General of India, Manish Gupta attended the event, where the Australian and Indian National Flag was raised to mark this momentous anniversary.
Explore Council's Online Experience
Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre have created an Indian Independence Day Online Experience, showcasing a range of historical articles and stories for the community to explore.
Parramatta History and Heritage’s Indian Migrants: Their Culture and Stories
Parramatta is a place of deep belonging, going back thousands of generations, with a rich history of waves of settlement coming from across the globe. Diverse and relatable stories of people and place from Indian cultures and backgrounds can be found on this page.
Discover City of Parramatta Libraries’ free video resources
For those who want to explore more about the history of Indian Independence Day, free video resources are available via City of Parramatta Libraries. Create an account and explore the links below.
Video: This Day In History: August 15, 1947 - Indian Independence - Infobase, film distributer
Abstract: India gains independence from Britain.
Video: Indus to independence journey through Indian history - Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Abstract: India, a rich amalgam of cultures and religions, bears the imprint of many civilizations. Beginning with the Stone Age, this comprehensive program unfolds India's past, era by era.
Video: Images of India - Film for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Abstract: Designed specifically with students and classrooms in mind, this video explores major themes in the history, geography, and culture of India.