Independence Day celebrations have been held in Australia and China.
1000’s of Indians internationally on Thursday proudly celebrated India’s 73rd Independence Day with the tricolour fluttering excessive and the nationwide anthem reverberating at Indian missions overseas.
Indians in China, Australia and lots of different international locations marked the day with hoisting of the nationwide flag and singing of patriotic songs.
In Beijing, folks took half within the Independence Day celebrations held on the Indian Embassy.
India’s Ambassador to China Vikram Misri hoisted the tricolour on the India Home and browse out President Ram Nath Kovind’s tackle to the nation.
A giant variety of Indians have been current on the event.
Addressing the members of the Indian diaspora, Mr Misri mentioned this 12 months India and China are embarking on an essential part of their bilateral relations as in 2020 each the international locations are all set to have fun the 70th 12 months of the institution of diplomatic relations between them.
A variety of high-level visits, together with Chinese language President Xi Jinping’s tour to India later this 12 months, between the 2 nations are deliberate, he mentioned.
In Australia, numerous Indian expatriates attended the flag hoisting ceremonies held on the Indian Excessive Fee in Canberra and consulate buildings in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Extending his greatest needs to the Indian diaspora on the occassion, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison mentioned the group was “a rich and vibrant part of modern, multicultural Australia”.
“To all who hold this day dear, it is a reminder of the promise of freedom and the strength of hope. It recalls the powerful testimony of peaceful protest, the vision and devotion of the ”Great Soul”, Gandhi, and the modern emergence of a proud and free nation,” he mentioned in a press release.
“On that first Independence Day, in August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru called for the people of India to take up their ”tryst with destiny” and share the great adventure of a new age. He spoke of a new star of freedom rising, a new hope and a long-cherished vision coming into being,” he added.
Terming Australia and India as “firm friends and partners”, Mrt Morrison mentioned the folks of each the nations share the optimism and confidence that comes from freedom”s name.
In Canberra, Excessive Commssioner AM Gondane unfurled the flag in presence of a big crowd in a cold morning, whereas in Perth, a cultural programme was organised by the ”Sanskriti Seniors Group” the place the diaspora sang patriotic songs.
Dantu Charandasi, the Consul Normal in Perth, and Raj Kumar, the Consul Normal in Melbourne, unfurled the tricolour.
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