Indian contingent hoists tricolor at Asian games village to mark I-Day celebration


The Indian flag was hoisted by members of the Indian contingent at the Athletes Village of the Asian Games in both Jakarta and Palembang, marking the country’s 72nd Independence Day.

In Palembang, deputy Chief of the Mission Balbir Singh Kushwaha hoisted the tricolour at a simple ceremony which was attended by around 25 athletes, mostly shooters and rowers.

Yassir Arafat, the Asian Games International Relationship & Protocoller Coordinator in Palembang, was invited as the chief guest of the ceremony.

In Jakarta too, the Indian flag was hoisted at a simple ceremony at the Games Village with athletes and officials attending it.

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