Indian athletes hoist flag at Asian Games village on Independence Day

first_imgThe Indian contingent at the Athletes Village of the Asian Games in both Jakarta and Palembang hoisted the Indian flag to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day.In Palembang, deputy Chef de Mission Balbir Singh Kushwaha hoisted the tricolour at a simple ceremony which was attended by around 25 athletes, mostly shooters and rowers.Yassir Arafat, the Asian Games International Relationship & Protocoller (IR & P) Coordinator in Palembang, was invited as the chief guest of the ceremony.In Jakarta too, the Indian flag was hoisted at a simple ceremony at the Games Village with athletes and officials attending it.Hoisting of the Tricolor at the #AsianGames Athletes village in Palembang on our #72ndIndependenceDay. Wishing everyone a very #HappyIndependenceDay India (@ioaindia) August 15, 2018The men’s and women’s handball teams are already there in the Village in Jakarta since their competitions have started before the opening ceremony on August 18.The men’s and women’s hockey teams landed today while the boxers are expected to reach Jakarta on [email protected] and @imranirampal, Captains of the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Team respectively, wish Indian hockey fans a very happy #IndependenceDay and count on their support as they begin their campaign at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang.#IndiaKaGame India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 15, 2018The Indian Men’s Hockey Team wishes every hockey fan in India a very happy #IndependenceDay before they set out to defend their gold medal at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang beginning on 18th August. #IndiaKaGame India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 15, 2018″Happy Independence Day !!! …sending you all Independence Day wishes from Jakarta,” men’s hockey team captain P R Sreejesh tweeted after reaching Jakarta.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more