World leaders extend R-Day wishes


As the world’s largest democracy celebrates her 74th Republic Day, leaders of the world congratulated the people of India wished them the very best…reports Asian Lite News

Indian constitution an inspiration

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid extended greetings to the Indian government and the people.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Maldivian Foreign Minister called the success of the Indian constitution “an inspiration for nations.” “The success of the Indian Constitution is an inspiration for nations. And the Indian democracy has not only survived, but is thriving. Our warmest felicitations to the Gov & people of #India on the 74th Republic Day. Wishing India peace, progress & prosperity,” he tweeted.

Maldives High Commission in India also extended greetings on the occasion of 74th Republic Day.

Maldives High Commission in India tweeted, “Warmest greetings and heartiest felicitations to the Government and the friendly people of India on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India. May the special friendship between the two countries continue to prosper. #RepublicDay2023@AmbShaheeb @MoFAmv.”

Musical tribute by US Embassy in India

The US Embassy in India commemorated the India’s 74th Republic Day on Thursday by releasing a beautiful rendition of the country’s national song ‘Vande Mataram’.

Taking to their official Instagram handle, they shared the melodious song, crooned by singer and composer Pavithra Chari, who was featured on a 2023 Grammy-nominated album. The song was accompanied by an aesthetic music video and featured US diplomats on the instruments. In it, US Officers Raghavan was seen playing the flute while Stephanie was on the guitar.

“Happy 74th Republic Day India ! We are celebrating India’s #RepublicDay with a rendition of India’s national song Vande Mataram!” wrote the Indian US Embassy in the Insta post’s caption.

They added, “U.S. Officers Raghavan (flute) and Stephanie (acoustic guitar) team up with @pavithra.chari, singer and composer featured on a @recordingacademy nominated album this year. She is also a U.S. State Department’s @1beatmusic exchange program alum!”

Greetings from Sultan of Brunei

Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on Thursday extended Republic Day gretings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he looked forward to further deepen the bilateral ties with India.

“I am very pleased to send my warmest congratulations to Your Excellency and to the Government and people of the Republic of India on your Republic Day,” read a press release addressed to Prime Minister Modi from Brunei’s Sultanh. Brunei is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

The Sultan talked about the longstanding friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of India.

“I look forward to exploring more opportunities to further deepen our bilateral ties,” said the release issued on the official website of Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“India is a long-standing partner of ASEAN, and I am pleased that we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our Dialogue Relations last year. Throughout the years, our partnership has seen immense growth. Therefore, I look forward to strengthening the ASEAN-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership toward achieving our shared goals for peace, stability, and prosperity in the region,” Brunei’s Sultan said in the release.

“With my kindest regards and very best wishes for your continued good health and happiness, as well as peace, progress and prosperity for the people of the Republic of India,” the release further read.

Israeli diplomats extend wishes in several languages

Israel’s Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, on Thursday extended his Republic day wishes to Indians. He said that India and Israel share a great strategic partnership and that love and respect between the two goes beyond diplomacy.

“Based on the history of our two ancient civilizations, India and Israel share a great strategic partnership. The love and respect between our people go beyond diplomacy. Israel wishes all Indians a very happy Republic Day,” Gilon said in a video released by the Embassy of Israel in India on its official Twitter handle @IsraelinIndia. Ohad Nakash Kaynar, Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission, wished a happy Republic day to all Indian citizens in the Punjabi language.

Hagar Spiro-Tal, Israeli political advisor, extended her wishes to Indians in Rajasthani. Muhamed Heib, Israeli spokesperson extended his Republic day wishes in Bengali.

On Wednesday Israel shared a video address in Hindi featuring Ambassador David Saranga, Head of Digital Diplomacy Bureau in the Foreign Ministry of Israel, speaking on Artificial Innovation in Hindi. Through the video, the country highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) has eased communication in various languages.

Deep friendship message from Australia

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong has extended greetings on the occasion of India’s Republic Day.

“Australia and India share a deep friendship – dosti. Today on Republic Day, I extend my best wishes to my good friend @DrSJaishankar and to the people of India and all who celebrate around the world today,” Penny Wong said in a tweet. Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese extended greetings on the Republic Day.

In a message, he called it a “moment” to honour the “rich culture and impressive achievements of modern India.” Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell shared Anthony Albanese’s message on Twitter.

In the message, Albanese said, “It’s a chance for all those of Indian heritage, including Australia’s diverse and vibrant diaspora communities, to unite around their shared love of India and their shared faith in its future.”

He further stated, “It’s also a reminder of everything our shared future holds, all that we have to look forward to as we continue to strengthen and deepen our ties.”

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