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Indian Embassy celebrates 70th Republic Day

KUWAIT: Indian Ambassador to Kuwait K Jeeva Sagar delivers a speech during the embassy’s celebration of India’s 70th Republic Day yesterday.

KUWAIT: Indian Embassy in Kuwait yesterday celebrated India’s 70th Republic Day at the embassy premises. At a colorful open-air ceremony, Indian Ambassador K Jeeva Sagar hoisted the national flag in the presence of embassy officials and a large crowd of Indian nationals who gathered at the embassy to celebrate the remarkable day in India’s history.

A cross section of the Indian expat community representing various associations, business community, doctors, engineers and labor class  attended the flag-hoisting ceremony that was held in an atmosphere of joy and patriotic zest. The ambassador also garlanded the stature of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation on the occasion. Jeeva Sagar read out India’s President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation. Students from different Indian schools performed patriotic songs on the occasion. 

While extending greetings to the members of the community in Kuwait, he praised the gathering for joining the embassy in celebrating the spirit of Republic Day. Sharing his happiness with the community members, the ambassador informed that Indian expat from Kuwait Rajpal Thaygi received the prestigious Pravasi Bharathiya Award last week from Indian president.

He expressed his gratitude to the Indian community members in Kuwait for extending a helping hand to the victims of the devastating flood that struck Kerala last year. Republic Day is an important day in India’s national calendar as India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic.

By Sajeev K Peter

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