High Commission of Canada celebrates Canada-India Friendship Day

New Delhi, Aug.8 (ANI): In the run-up to India's 66th Independence Day, the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi celebrated the Canada-India Friendship Day on August 8.

This colourful event was marked by kite-flying, face-painting and a "best dressed" competition featuring the national colours of both countries.

The theme for this year's event was "celebrating the girl child". Underprivileged girls receiving assistance from civil society organisations Ritanjali, Butterflies and Aarohan were invited as special guests to the event.

Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Stewart Beck, said: "Just as we celebrate India's freedom, democracy, equality and rule of law on Agust 15, on Canada-India friendship Day we celebrate these same values which are cherished by both our countries."

The event was attended by representatives from the media, business and academics sectors. (ANI)

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