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Mayor Dave Helps Mark India Independence Day

August 15, 2019 7:11 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Mayor Dave Hodgson joins the celebrations on India Independence Day in BedfordIndia Indepedence Day celebrations took place in Bedford today, with a flag-raising, speeches and entertainment in Harpur Square in the town centre. Mayor Dave Hodgson was among the speakers at the event, which took place bright and early at 7:30am.

Honoured guests in attendance at the event, organised by the band Han Bedford community group, included the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam.

Commenting on Twitter, Mayor Dave said:

"Happy Indian Independence Day! Well done to Bandhan Bedford and all involved in this morning's event, which brought lots of people together at 7:30am for the flag raising and celebrations in the town centre."