The Sault College Students’ Union hosted an Independence Day Celebration for International students on Thursday morning. The event featured a student led performance of India’s national anthem while the India Flag was hoisted for the day at Sault College.
Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom August 15 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.
“Our role here as student leaders is to promote a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students. We wanted to recognize the importance of this date for many of our growing international students, specifically from India. When speaking to our students throughout the year, I often hear that our students miss their families and support systems back home and want to express to our students that we are their family during their time here at Sault College. This is one of our many initiatives to help ease some of that home sickness and celebrate together,” said Jonathan Boyer-Nolan, President Sault College Students’ Union
“International students bring a true richness to our campus, workplace and community by offering unique and exciting celebrations of culture and heritage. Sault College is proud to be celebrating the National Independence Day for India and we look forward to seeing an increasing number of international students wanting to further their educational goals with us,” said Dr. Ron Common, President Sault College.