students in the Southern Asian country of India have joined the rest of their
countrymen to celebrate the country’s 53rd Independence celebration in Pune
On 18th February each year, The Gambia celebrates its Independence marking the gaining of independence from their British colonial masters. The celebration started with a football match where students from Pune State played against students from other states.
Later in the evening, a gala dinner was organised which gave the students the opportunity to interact and reflect on the day. This is the first time Gambian students in India celebrate the day together.
Sheikh Tijan Jah, one of the students studying in India said the students also took the opportunity to discuss their concerns and the way forward for them and their country.
The president of Gambian Students’ Association in India Lamin Y. Sisay thanked the students for joining the celebration. He said the objective of the event includes cultural exchange, interaction, building relations and socialising with other counties to sell the smiling coast of Africa.
Sisay commended his executive members and task force committee for making the event a success.