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Celebration of 70th anniversary of Independence Day of India

Posted on : 15-08-2017 | Back | Print

 The 70th anniversary of Independence Day of India was celebrated on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi with traditional enthusiasm.  Ambassador Shri Navdeep Suri unfurled the Indian Tricolor at the Embassy premises and the National Anthem was sung.

It was followed by Ambassador Suri reading out the Address to the Nation by the Hon'ble President of India and also highlighted the resolve to achieve ‘Sankalp Se Sidhi’ a New India by 2022. Ambassador Suri also highlighted the excellent relations existing between India and UAE and thanked many Emirati and other foreign friends of India who had conveyed good wishes on India's Independence Day.   Ambassador Suri also drew attention to various new initiatives taken by the Mission towards Indian community’s welfare particularly the workers and those living in far off areas. He informed of the ‘Open House’ policy of the Mission in which any Indian national can meet any official of the Embassy without appointment between 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM every working day.  A large number of members of Indian community including workers from far flung sites and representatives of various associations of expatriate Indians and media representatives attended the function.

This was followed by a short cultural programme in the Embassy auditorium. Members of the Indian community and children from schools in Abu Dhabi sang patriotic songs and gave dance performances. Over Seven hundred members of the Indian community attended the function at the Embassy, showing their love and respect for their motherland.

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