16 August 2022
High Commission of India, Pretoria hosted a reception to celebrate the 76th Independence day at Shereton Pretoria hotel on 15 August, 2022. The event was attended by many senior South African Government dignitaries & members of Indian diaspora. H.E. Mr. Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sports, Art and Culture was the chief guest.
He highlighted strong historical bilateral relations and spoke about exploring more avenues of bilateral cooperation. High Commissioner Shri Jaideep Sarkar speaking on this occasion recalled the close collaboration between India and South Africa.
He mentioned that both countries could further enhance their partnership in IT,youth development,sports.
The guests were welcomed in traditional Indian way by folk dance from Malayalee Associaion of Pretoria and Rajasthan Associantion of South Africa (RASA).