The 69th Republic Day of India was celebrated in the Embassy of India, Moscow this morning. A large crowd of over five hundred including Indian citizens, people of Indian origin and Russian nationals participated in the joyous celebration braving the bitter January cold of Moscow. The ceremony commenced with the unfurling of the National Flag by Ambassador of India Pankaj Saran followed by singing of National Anthem and reading out of the President’s address to the Nation. On the occasion, Ambassador greeted the Indian community in Russia and also thanked all those who participated in the function. The event also included a cultural performance by the children from the Embassy of India School, Moscow.
To mark the occasion, the national daily newspaper “Kommersant”- one of the most prominent and widely circulated Dailies of Russia – brought out a special supplement on India in cooperation with the Embassy of India. The publication contained articles, providing an interesting insight into the Special and privileged India-Russia ties. It covered unique facets of the relationship in many fields including Defence, nuclear energy, hydrocarbon and culture. The publication also covered various aspects of India’s progress including scientific & technological advancement and other achievements over the years.
Russia’s National TV News channel Rossiya-24 is broadcasting today an interview with Ambassador to mark the occasion.
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26th January 2018