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

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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.”

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