India Day celebrations begin

Update: 10:48AM THE High Commission of India this morning celebrated the Republic Day for the nation at India House in Suva.

A large crowd  gathered at the high commissioner Vishvas Sapkal’s residence to witness the official flag raising ceremony which was followed by the singing of India’s national anthem.

While speaking at the event, Mr Sapkal said Fiji and India shared a close relationship and this would be continued in the future.

A Bollywood dance group is also in the country as part of the celebrations.

The High Commission will also  be hosting a reception to be held at the Novotel Convention Centre, 7pm tonight likely to be attended by dignitaries and diplomats. The evening event will be attended by  Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama .

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