Celebrating Azaki Ka Amrit Mahotsav in Australia – India’s 75th Independence Day

It is time to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2022 in Sydney as well in all the major cities in Australia.

Indian Consulate General, Sydney is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on August 15 asking all the Indians living across Australia to hoist the Indian flag – the Tiranga (Indian Tricolour Flag hoisted in Every Home) from August 13 to the actual Day the 15th of August, when India celebrates the 75 years of Independence in all the major cities including Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and worldwide. ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.

Prime Minister Modi on August 2  urged citizens to use ‘Tiranga’ as their profile picture of social media accounts between 2nd to 15th August. The plan to use the flag of India as the profile picture on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media apps is a part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign that is being organised between August 13 and 15. He tweeted, “It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for #HarGharTiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour. I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same.”

August 2 is the birth anniversary of Pingli Vankhaiya who designed the Indian flag. Addressing his latest Radio talk in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Modi said, “My dear countrymen, today we started our discussion on 75 years of independence, with a visit across the country. The next time we meet the journey of our next 25 years would have already begun. Do share with me how you celebrated Independence Day, if you did anything special, this time.”

Sydney celebrates ‘Charkha and Kargha’ –  Indian Textile Exhibition at Power House Museum, Ultimo from the Powerhouse Collection. The exhibition opens on August 13.

Taking its title from Charkha (spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom), the exhibition will feature over 100 rare items that date back to the foundational collections of the Powerhouse acquired since the 1870s.

Charkra and Kargha will coincide with the 75th anniversary of India’s independence on 15 August. The exhibition will demonstrate the role that textiles played in India’s movement towards independence from colonial rule.

Charkha and Kargha will feature live demonstrations of spinning and weaving in the Textile Centre, talks on Indian textiles, masterclasses on textile weaving, dyeing and spinning by Master Vankar Vishram Valji, daily storytelling of Indian folktales and documentary film screenings in the Kings Cinema.

“Charkha and Kargha pays homage to the skill and creativity of generations of textile artisans and embroiderers from across India. Powerhouse is excited to be sharing this extraordinary collection with many of these objects being on display for the first time,” said Powerhouse Chief Executive Lisa Havilah

“Textile production has always occupied an important place in India and among its craftspeople and weavers. Charkha and Kargha highlights a selection of unique Indian textiles collected by Powerhouse, shedding light on the diverse techniques of textile craft, design and production. These include botanical specimens used for dying, spinning wheels and loom; woodblock prints; and diverse Indian textiles and garments,” said Powerhouse Curator Pedram Khosronejad.

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