British Minister for Asia, Alok Sharma, extends his warmest wishes to the people of India and the British Indian community in the UK on India’s Republic Day….reports Asian Lite News
“As the Minister of State for Asia, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the people of India and the British Indian community in the United Kingdom on the occasion of India’s Republic Day. In the year that India celebrates its 70thanniversary of independence, Republic Day marks a significant point in India’s history when its Constitution came into force, leading to the flourishing and successful democracy it is today,” Sharma said in a statement.
“Republic Day also reminds us of the deep and longstanding ties between our governments and, more importantly, the ‘living bridge’ between our people, supported by 1.5 million British Indians who make up our successful and vibrant diaspora community. I have the honour to represent the Government on UK-India affairs and am proud to see our partnership go from strength to strength.
“During Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India in November, she and Prime Minister Modi set a bold vision for the UK-India partnership. They underlined their commitment to working together to promote our people’s prosperity, improve global security and tackle the challenges that both our countries face today. Our two countries have much in common, our shared history, values, culture and language. We have a bright future ahead.
“My best wishes to you all on this day. Hardik Shubhkamnayein (hearty congratulations).”