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1. Mr. Ambassador, we are talking on the eve of August 15, the Independence Day of India. How important is this holiday for Indian people today? What impact has it had on India?
Ans 1: Let me first thank our esteemed Russian friends for their abundant good wishes and extend my warmest congratulations to every member of the Indian community in Russia on the Independence Day of India.
For every Indian, the 15th of August is not merely a day to celebrate but also a day to pay homage to those who so selflessly and courageously fought for India’s freedom. It is an occasion to remember once again, with deep appreciation, the brave guardians of India’s frontiers and our compatriots who have over the years sacrificed their lives for the safety and security of our nation. As Indians, it is also a time to re-dedicate ourselves to building a modern, vibrant India, and to serving our people and the larger cause of humanity.