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To mark Madagascar’s 59th Independence Day, community members in the country’s capital Antananarivo organised a flag hoisting ceremony at the local community centre.

The Indian Ambassador Shri Abhay Kumar along with various government officials, military officers and police personnel attended the event which was intended as a celebration of the county’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

The guests were then given a tour of the community centre and introduced to the community’s history and its various philanthropic initiatives.