The Embassy of India in Guatemala organized grand celebrations of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ with the Indian Community and various local governments, institutes, and municipalities in which people from all walks of life, from young children to the elderly, were seen attending the 76th Independence Day, evoking feelings of patriotism.
The call of given by Prime Minister Naredra Modi for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign got amazing response and enthusiasm in the Central American region, particularly in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the national flag was spotted at homes of the local Indian Community, numerous business houses, yoga and Brahma Kumaris Centres.
In Guatemala, the Embassy organized the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and a grand cultural programme at its premises to commemorate the 76th Independence Day.
The Families and children of local Indian community and Embassy officials participated in the cultural performance recalling India’s struggle for independence and freedom with several performances including patriotic songs, poems, and classical dances. The Embassy saw the presence of more than 160 people, the highest ever participation during a National Day event.
Member of Parliament of Guatemala, Mr. Daniel Cruz, graced the occasion and participated in the event along with the community, yoga lovers, artists, influencers, friends of India and representatives of prominent media outlets. The Embassy along with Brahma Kumaris celebrated Raksha Bandhan with a reminder that bandhan is what is needed to sustain freedom.
The Embassy in association with Mr. Obispo Puac, Hon’ble Mayor of Tecpan (First Capital of Guatemala) and Mr. Juan Fernando López, Hon’ble Mayor of Quetzaltenango (the second largest city of the country), organized flag hoisting ceremonies which coincided with Guatemala’s National Flag Day. The ceremonies were attended by the Members of the Municipal Councils, businessmen, and members of the local communities.
As Indian tech industry makes significant contributions to the Guatemalan economy through local investments and enabling skill developments for the local labor force, the Embassy in association with an Indian company and the Office of Mayor of Quetzaltenango organized a job fair which was attended by hundreds of local youth. Indian companies have created around 8500 direct jobs in Guatemala in the recent months providing gainful employment and a solid career path with further education opportunities to the thriving workforce of Guatemala.