New Delhi, Jan 26 (): Engulfed with the spirit of patriotism, Indians across the world celebrated the Republic Day today with enthusiasm and dedication singing patriotic songs to mark the 64th year celebration, since the launch of the Indian Constitution.
Celebrating the function, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad celebrated the Republic Day as High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal hoisted the national tricolour at an official function.
Reading out President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the nation, Sabharwal later presented gifts and sweets to the children of the High Commission’s staff who sang patriotic songs on Saturday on the eve of Republic day celebration.
Marking the celebration of India’s Republic Day, Indian Embassy in Beijing S Jaishankar, Ambassador to China hoisted the tricolour at the new building that was attended by a large number of people including Beijing-based Indian professionals as well as their family members, while the Indian Ambassador read the message of the President.
Dance programme was performed later by famous Indian Bharatanatyam dancer and founder of Abhinaya Dance Centre in New Delhi, Jayalakshmi Eshwar along with her students at the Indian Embassy’s cultural centre.
A day before the Republic day Indian Embassy Jaishankar had arranged a Republic Day reception, in which senior Chinese civil and military officials took part. On behalf of the Chinese government, Zhang Ping, Chairman of the National Development Reforms Commission (NDRC), a Chinese representative body similar to Planning Commission of India in addition to Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying also took part on the eve of India’s 64th Republic day celebration. Besides numerous Chinese civil and military officials, diplomats of various countries also graced the function by taking part in the celebration.
Consulate General, K Nagraj Naidu, in Guangzhou hoisted the flag at the Indian Consulate in which several Indian businessmen and officials took part. In Singapore, over five hundred Indians along with Dr TCA Raghavan the High Commissioner of India marked the Republic Day celebration.