The 69th Indian Republic Day was marked in London by Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) UK with enthusiasm. While recalling his own journey from India to the UK and emphasising on harmony with various communities, Virendra Sharma MP has called for active engagement in Britain’s politics….reports Asian Lite News
The event began with flag-hoisting by Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston, joined by Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing Southall, Dr. Madhukar Ambekar and Suresh Mangalagiri OFBJP (UK), followed by rendering of National Anthem. Cultural programme included classical dance, patriotic song, freedom fighter role play and reciting slokas by children. Sangh Geet Bharat Vande Mataram was rendered by Sirisha Jammi and Ragasudha Vinjamuri.
Suresh Mangalagiri on behalf of OFBJP (UK) highlighted the conception of involving Telugu speaking community and its role in the organisation. He has commended team for its effort in making this event happen in such a short span of time.
Seema Malhotra MP in her speech highlighted the progress made by India since independence and the country’s role in the global economy. “India should be proud of her rich social and cultural diversity, the traditions and the aspirations of her women and youth” she remarked. Dr. Madhukar Ambekar gave a glimpse on the journey made by BJP from the days of Jan Sangh and said “The mission and vision of Narendra Modi about making India an economic superpower was evident from the day one and he is working tirelessly to take India to the next level on the global map”.
Dr. Mahadev Bhide spoke on India’s diversity and Narendra Modi’s vision of enabling everyone benefit from the economic growth irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
While recalling his own journey from India to the UK and emphasising on harmony with various communities, Virendra Sharma MP has called for active engagement in Britain’s politics. He stressed that Indian diaspora not only has an eminent role in this country but also got strong roots in India, establishing strong relationship between the UK and India. He highlighted the contrast in women’s voting rights granted in India and the UK and stressed on how India is emerging as a potential global leader. Shri Darshan Grewal, Vice President, OFBJP has asserted on how Narendra Modi’s leadership has increased respect for Indians and its diaspora across the globe.
Vote of Thanks was rendered by Mahesh Jammalla. The event concluded with Vande Mataram rendered by all.