On the occasion of 75th Republic Day, the envoys of various countries, ranging from the United States, Israel and Russia wished India and called for further prospering ties with New Delhi….reports Asian Lite News
US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti congratulated India and emphasised on building a forward-looking partnership.
“Congratulations India on your 75th Republic Day! As we celebrate this special day at our embassy, let’s continue building a forward-looking partnership and a future of even closer ties, shared values, and mutual pride taking,” Garcetti posted on X.
He also shared the post of US Embassy in India, which showed the celebrations of Republic Day taking place in the embassy with ‘rangoli’ and flags.
Israeli Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon congratulated India on the Republic Day with a post in Hindi, and said that the ever-growing India-Israel relationship is built on shared values and mutual respect.
“Best wishes to India! I stand before the grandstand #IndiaGate with heartfelt appreciation for the incredible progress made by India. I join my Indian friends in this celebration of the spirit of unity, diversity and democracy. Our relationship, built on shared values and mutual respect, is growing stronger with each passing year. Jai Hind”, he posted on X.
Russian Ambassador to India, Denis Alipov congratulated India wishing for a bright ‘Amrit Kaal’ and a strong ‘Russia-Bharatiya Dosti’ (India-Russia friendship)
“Warmest congratulations on the #RepublicDay, India! Wishing our Indian friends prosperity, well-being and very bright #AmritKaal! Long live #Bharat! Long live Rusi-Bharatiya Dosti!” he posted on X.
Australian High Commissioner to India, Philip Green congratulated India on the Republic Day, and Australia Day, and hailed the prospering India-Australia ties. “Wishing Happy Australia Day & Happy Republic Day to everyone celebrating today!” he posted on X.
“On 26th January, we share a day of concurrence, Australia Day and Republic Day in India. In Australia, we think of our indigenious people, who have nurtured our bountiful lands for 60,000 years. We also think of so many immigrants, including many who come as people of Indian origin,” envoy Green said in the video message. “On Republic Day, we think of the great successes of this country since independence. India has become one of Australia’s most consequential partners, across security, trade and economics, and as human bridge between Indians who made their homes in Australia,” he added.
Notably, Australia also celebrates on January 26 known as ‘Australia Day’. It marks the anniversary of the British flag first being hoisted at Sydney Cove in 1788.
Denmark Ambassador to India, Freddy Svane also congratulated India on Republic Day. “Happy Republic Day to all Indians and friends. May Vijay and Vinay inspire all of us,” he posted.
Japan Ambassador to India, Hiroshi Suzuki wished India on the Republic Day by posting a video of him waving the tricolour. (ANI)
From Russia with love
Choosing a different way of wishing and celebrating the Republic Day of India, the officials along with others at the Russian Embassy in India danced to the song of a Bollywood movie, Gadar, ‘Mae Nikla Gaddi Leke’.
In the video shared by the Russian Embassy in India, people were seen waving Indian flags and dancing on the hookstep of a Bollywood song. A Russian dance crew also joined them and flaunt dance steps with them. The celebrations were joined by children and young people.
Moreover, another dance crew also performed on the occasion who were dressed up in traditional cloths.
Later at the end of the video, people were seen holding cards with each individual holding a separate word to make a ‘Happy Republic Day’ sequence.
In his message Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov wrote “Warmest congratulations on the #RepublicDay, India! Wishing our Indian friends prosperity, well-being and very bright #AmritKaal! Long live #Bharat! Long live Rusi-Bharatiya Dosti!”
For the first time ever, an all-women Tri-Service contingent is marching down the Kartavya Path. Women pilots will also enthral the audience during the Indian Air Force’s fly-past, representing Nari Shakti (women power). The contingents of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will also consist of only women personnel.
The parade was heralded by over 100 women artists playing Indian musical instruments. The parade commenced with the music of Sankh, Naadswaram, Nagada, etc., to be played by the women artists.
Based on the twin themes of ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat – Loktantra ki Matruka’, this year’s parade witnessed the participation of around 13,000 special guests, an initiative which will provide an opportunity to people from all walks of life to take part in the celebrations and encourage ‘Jan Bhagidari’ in this national festival. (ANI)
ALSO READ: India’s Republic Day Celebrations Begin