Guyana joins India’s 75th Independence Day celebration
The High Commission of India in Guyana on Monday celebrated the Independence Day of India as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
At the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Georgetown, Indian High Commissioner Dr KJ Srinivasa hoisted the Indian National Flag, as he read the message shared by President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
President Murmu said in her speech, “For a nation, particularly an ancient one such as India, the passage of 75 years is merely a blink of an eye. But for us as individuals, it is a lifetime. Senior citizens among us have witnessed a dramatic change in their lifetime. They have seen how, after Independence, all the generations have toiled hard; how we met great challenges and how we have taken charge of our destiny. The lessons learnt in the process will prove useful as we move towards the next milestone in the journey of the nation – the Amrit Kaal, the 25 years to the celebration of the centenary of our Independence.”
She added that the world has seen a new India in recent years, more so after the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Our response to the pandemic has been appreciated everywhere. We launched the biggest vaccination drive in human history with vaccines manufactured in the country itself. Last month we crossed the 200-crore mark in cumulative vaccine coverage. In combating the pandemic, our achievements have been better than those of many developed countries. For this feat, we are grateful to our scientists, doctors, nurses, paramedics and the staff associated with vaccination.”
According to the President, India’s newfound confidence stems from the spirit of its youth, its farmers, and above all, its women.
“Gender inequalities are reducing and women are moving ahead, breaking many glass ceilings. Their increasing participation in social and political processes will prove decisive,” she added.
Similar events were held in Antigua and Barbuda with Consul of India Vijay Tewani hoisting the flag in presence of Indian diaspora, diplomatic corps and other attendees. Celebrations in St Kitts and Nevis were done with active participation of Indian diaspora and diplomatic corps.
India is celebrating its 75th Independence Anniversary from March 2021 to August 2023 as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Government of India is organising various events across the globe in the run up to celebrate this historic occasion. The High Commission of India has also been organising various events since March 2021 to commemorate this important occasion. (G12)