Indian flag

Barking and Dagenham Council has marked the 76th Indian Independence Day with a flag-raising event

The tricolour of the Indian flag were raised outside Barking Town Hall on Monday 15 August at 11am.

 15 August commemorates the day that India achieved its independence and was declared a sovereign nation.

Councillor Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills & Aspiration, said: “We are one of the most diverse areas in the capital. We’re proud to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with people from our Indian community and we’re delighted to celebrate with them as one borough, one community.

“Barking and Dagenham is home to people from all walks of life and of all backgrounds, which is why it is important we continue to recognise anniversaries through our resident-led flag-raising events and why we encourage everyone to get involved.”

To find out more about flag flying on significant dates for different communities and to donate a flag to be raised, visit