AUSTIN – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today wished Indian Americans living in Texas a Happy Independence Day. Indian Independence Day falls on August 15th, the day the Indian Independence Act of 1947 gave India its sovereignty from British rule.
“On this day 73 years ago, India emancipated herself from British rule and began a long, storied journey toward becoming the biggest democratic nation in the world,” said Sen. Cornyn. “To all the Indian American families living in Texas, as well as my friends at the Indian Embassy and Consulate in Texas, you have made our state such a culturally rich and vibrant place, and I wish you a Happy Independence Day.”