A seniors club celebrated Indian Independence Day with lunch and other activities.

More than 80 people attended the event hosted by the Indian Association of Harrow at Victoria Hall, in Sheepcote Road, Harrow.

The club marked Independence Day on August 15, celebrating 68 years since India gained independence from British rule.

President Saneh Sharma said: “We started this club a few years ago to cater for members of the Indian community who were getting older but still wanted to meet up regularly.

“Since we have started we have gone from strength to strength and now we want to welcome members of the wider community."

Speaking about Indian Independence Day, he said: “A lot of our members have close links to the subcontinent.

“Events like this are important for them as it allows them to celebrate their cultural heritage."

The association’s senior club aims to provide activities for elderly people in the Indian community in Harrow and has recently opened up to include others from across the borough.

Harrow Borough Council leader CouncillorDavid Perry was also at the event.

He said: “I been coming here for the last three years and it has grown and grown and it’s fantastic to see.

“The association has done great work over the years supporting members of the Indian community.

“It’s great to see how the club has developed in that tiime and the event today shows how much of a contribution it makes.”

The association’s senior club meets twice a month at Victoria Hall and as well providing a lunch offers a range of activities such as yoga, educational talks and also takes members out for regular outings.

The Indian Association of Harrow was founded in 1976 as a community organisation for the Indian people moving to the borough.