Poole care home resident celebrates Indian Independence Day in style

A POOLE care home celebrated Indian Independence Day in style, with one resident in particular enjoying the day.

August 15 marks the date the country officially became independent of the UK under the conditions of the Indian Independence Act in 1947.

It is a public holiday in India, where the Prime Minister raises the national flag and addresses the nation.

Upton Bay resident Kathy had a special wish to mark the day, having visited India six times, developing a love for the people and the culture.

She has explored various parts of India, including the Pink City of Jaipur, where the city was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria, as well as iconic places like Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal.

Kathy even once had the pleasure of staying at the famous Marigold Hotel, a unique establishment with only one hairdryer for the entire group.

During her visits, Kathy has also enjoyed the hospitality of a five-star hotel in the heart of Jaipur.

On this memorable day, Kathy, accompanied by her daughter Debbie and activities coordinator Melody, had a delightful lunch at Tandoori Upton Bay, indulging in a selection of Indian food.

“The event was organised by Karen, the activities lead, who transformed the private dining room with an Indian theme and music,” a spokesperson said.

“The celebration continued with an afternoon of Bollywood dancing, reminiscing over Kathy’s photographs, and enjoying tea and cake.”

Kathy said: “It was a truly wonderful day, evoking cherished memories.”

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