Guildhall light display marks 75 years of India independence

Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London, will be lit orange, white, and green on Monday 15 August to mark the 75th anniversary of the independence of India.

The lighting of the City of London Corporation’s headquarters also celebrates the strong trade links between the UK and India – which account for £26 billion a year in goods and services – and the important role the 542,000-strong British-Indian community plays in the life of the capital.

City of London Corporation Policy Chairman Chris Hayward said:

“We are proud to celebrate this landmark anniversary, the important role India has played in the past 75 years as the world’s largest democracy and the strong and developing trade links between the UK and India.

“I’d like to thank my fellow Common Councillors Rehana Ameer and Munsur Ali for supporting this celebration of our enduring friendship with India.”

Chair of the City Corporation’s Civic Affairs Sub-Committee, Edward Lord, said:

“Lighting up Guildhall enables us not only to mark 75 years of India’s independence, but also to recognise the contribution of London’s long-established British-Indian community to making the capital such an economically thriving and culturally diverse place.”


Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK –  www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Since 2007, the City Corporation has had a representative office in Mumbai which works to enable long-term relationship building with financial sector stakeholders across India.

Tim Fletcher | Media officer – public services

City of London Corporation

07738 862229 | tim.fletcher@cityoflondon.gov.uk