India 70th Republic Day
India 70th Republic Day
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-“I would like to congratulate ever-growing fraternity relations between Korea & India”: India Madame Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan

This year which marks its 70th Republic Day of India, India will mark also the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct. 2 as well as the 70th anniversary of the adoption of its Constitution on Nov. 26.

For Indians, its Republic Day is an occasion to celebrate India and the spirit of being Indian while commemorating the values of our democracy and Republic, reaffirming our commitment to liberty, fraternity and equality across our society and among all our citizens, said recent-accredited India Madame Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan.

India envoy Sripriya Ranganathan commemorating her country's Republic Day 70th Anniversary with the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. through its Embassy's diplomatic reception.
India envoy Sripriya Ranganathan (sixth from right, front line) commemorating her country's Republic Day 70th Anniversary with the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. through its Embassy's diplomatic reception.

Hosting its 70th Anniversary of the India Republic at the Cebit Island Seoul on Jan. 28th evening while inviting the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. as well as Indian community at the same time, the envoy highlighted that she would like to congratulate ever-growing fraternity relations between Korea & India and more ever-activating commerce & investment cooperation between the two nations in a diplomatic reception.

Touching upon last year’s President Moon’s State Visit to India from Korean government & First Lady Kim’s official visit to India on July & Nov. respectively, Ranganathan allowed to be expected regarding her role to activiate brisk high-level visits between the two countries during her duty as top India envoy to the Republic of Korea.

India envoy posing with the spouses of the Ambassadors during its opening ceremony.
India envoy couple posing with the spouses of the Ambassadors during its opening ceremony.

Prior to its official diplomatic reception for Diplomatic Mission in Seoul, the Embassy of India hosted its separate India Republic Day commemorating event for Indian community amounting to 30,000 peoples in Korea at the Indian Cultural Center last Sat. morning (Jan. 26) which is its original India Republic Day.

Since her accreditation last year, Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan has been garnering big expectations as India’s top envoy both from Indian government and from local Indian community in Korea by unfolding brisk diplomatic activities such as the participation of Korea-India Sarang Festival at Ewha University last year, “Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2019” in which she highlighted the contribution of Indians in shaping up the bilateral relations with ROK and also in projecting a good brand India image on Jan. 9th this year, to name just a few.

With defense attaches, India Amb. poses for mutual solidarity & cooperation.
With defense attaches, India Amb. (center female) poses for mutual solidarity & cooperation.

Before heading to India, President Moon highlighted the importance of cooperation between Korea and India as a leading partner in Seoul’s New Southern Policy on July 9, expressing his commitment to expand cooperation with all South Asian countries, according to the Blue House.

As a guest honor from the Korean government, Vice Minister Cho Hyun from MOFAT was on hand including Commissinor General Cho Hyun-ba from Korea Coast Guard & India Honoral Consul Jeong Deok-min from Busan who wished more flourishing relations between the two countries, in addition to Mayor Heo Sung-gon from Kimhae City.

India Amb. couple mingling with invited guests, wrapping up their fete.
India Amb. couple mingling with invited guests, wrapping up their fete.

On the eve of 70th Republic Day of India, India President Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed: “Our Republic’s vision is that of reaching democreatic goals by democratic means, pluralistic goals by pluralistic means, enlightened goals by enlightened means, inclusive goals by inclusive means, compassionate goals by compassionate means- and constitutional goals by constitutional means”, according the Embassy of India.

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