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Moped riders parade through Harrow for Indian Independence Day

Hundreds of moped riders proudly waving adorned the colours of the Indian flag, zoomed through the streets of Harrow today to celebrate the 77th Indian Independence Day.

Captured by a member of the Harrow Online Group, the riders were spotted near West Harrow Garage, just off Blenheim Road.

The sight of the riders cruising through the neighbourhood, caught the attention of residents as they headed towards Harrow Town Centre shortly after 2pm this afternoon.

Moped riders parade through Harrow for Indian Independence Day Harrow Online
Image: Sheena Singh/JLR Estates

In London today, at the High Commission of India, another wave of festivities was underway. Hundreds of people from all walks of life had gathered to mark the historic day, singing renditions of patriotic songs and renditions of “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai.”

Local residents expressed their excitement and appreciation for the celebrations. “It’s heart-warming to see our community in Harrow come together with such energy and enthusiasm to celebrate Indian Independence Day,” said Priya Patel.

“The moped parade was a unique and fun way to mark this important day in our history.”

Indian Independence Day, observed annually on August 15th, commemorates the nation’s liberation from British colonial rule in 1947.