GALLERY: Hundreds gather at Bexleyheath school for Indian Republic Day

PUBLISHED: 09:20 29 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:21 29 January 2016

Indian Republic Day

Indian Republic Day

DKH Photography

The mayor of Bexley was among those in attendance

More than 250 local Indian residents gathered at Townley Grammar School in Bexleyheath on Sunday for an action packed celebration of Indian Republic Day - a celebration of the date on which the Constitution of India came into force.

The evening kicked off with a live music performance, followed by a hugely popular discussion on identity - ‘Are you a British Indian or Indian in Britain?’

Attendees then participated in a networking session and there was a special history of India quiz for children.

The Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sybil Camsey, who was in attendance as special guest, used her speech to emphasise the importance of shared, common virtues such as care and honour, while Desmond Deehan, headteacher of Townley Grammar School, spoke about his pleasure in supporting the efforts of organisers Soor Seva & Satsang as he launched weekly moral values classes.

Event organiser, Dr. Mukund Mehta, said: “Our aim was to bring Indians together - the event was widely enjoyed by children, elderly and families.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

People who live, work and travel across Kent, Thurrock, Essex and beyond are being invited to shape plans for Britain’s biggest road tunnel as Highways England hostrf the first of 60 public engagement events on the multi-billion pound Lower Thames Crossing project this week (Tuesday 16 October).

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

“Devastating” plans for a house of multiple occupancy in Sidcup have been approved despite pleas by residents.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The pub industry in Bexley, worth around £51million, could take a hit if beer duty is raised as expected in the chancellor’s budget today (Tuesday, October 16), Britain’s Beer Alliance has warned.

Monday, October 15, 2018

A cyclist who died after being hit by a lorry in Erith has been formally identified, as police officers appeal for witnesses to the tragic incident to come forward.

Monday, October 15, 2018

New proposals for Hall Place and Gardens will be discussed in next week’s Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee (October 16).

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The new UK and Ireland tour of Let It Be will be arriving at the Orchard Theatre on Monday, October 15.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A number of warrants have been executed this morning (Wednesday, October 10) in Abbey Wood as part of a proactive operation targeting drugs and associated criminality.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24