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Celebrating India's 67th Anniversary

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 2:00 AMKimberly Goodall
From left: Parul Patel, Gopa Ramani and Pooja Sharma are simply gorgeous in their colourful saris.
The trio of (from left) Cuban Ambassador Bernardo Guanche Hernandez, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic José Tomás Ares Germán, and Samuel Guzman are looking sharp.
Elizabeth Terry and Kevin Mullings are all smiles as they celebrate India’s milestone.
Jim Pitchford is complemented by his sweetheart wife, Natalie.
Anjali Dance Group performing an energetic Indian dance in honour of their country’s anniversary.
Tamara (left) and Toni-Ann Hill are all smiles for our camera.
The duo of Renée Robinson (left) and Tina Hamilton came out in style to India’s 67th anniversary reception.
Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Shri M. Sevala Naik and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith raise their glasses in a toast to their countries’ shared dynamic relationship and future progress.
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The new home of the Indian High Commission in Jamaica at Earls Court in Arcadia was abuzz with specially invited diplomats, government officials and well-wishers to celebrate the republic's 67th anniversary on Thursday, January 26.

Dressed in saris and bright, elegant ensembles, guests mingled and shared laughs as they prepared for a night of excitement and entertainment.

In his greetings, India's High Commissioner Shri Sevala Naik conveyed his appreciation at the turnout. He also expressed his gratitude to Jamaicans as they have assisted Indians in settling in the country, and the continuous support he has received from the Government.

Jamaica and India share a mutual commitment to the development of their citizens, one that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith recognised in her brief address. Smith hopes that both countries will continue working together, maintaining their dynamic relationship.

After the formalities, Kingston Indian Choir took to the stage to deliver a memorable cultural number. The Anjali Dance Group followed with energetic, creative Indian dances that captivated the guests.

The night continued with guests indulging in a variety of traditional Indian dishes, in an atmosphere filled with joy and celebration as guests celebrated the milestone.