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‘Our existence will become meaningful only in building a glorious India’
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The Embassy of India in Kuwait celebrated the 76th Independence Day at its premises which began by paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by the Ambassador HE Sibi George and Madam Joice followed by unfurling of the Tricolor and singing of the National Anthem.
On this occasion the Ambassador read the message from the President of India Droupadi Murmu. He quoted the President as saying, “The government and policy-makers deserve credit for beating the global trend and helping the economy flourish. During the last few years, unprecedented progress has been made in the development of physical and digital infrastructure. “India’s new-found 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. “Our beloved country,” she said, “has given us everything we have in our life. We should pledge to give everything we can for the sake of safety, security, progress and prosperity of our country. Our existence will become meaningful only in building a glorious India,” she added. In his address, the Ambassador thanked the leadership and Government of the friendly State of Kuwait for the continued support in further deepening and strengthening of India-Kuwait bilateral relations and for taking special care of the Indian Community in Kuwait. Moreover, addressing the Indian community, the envoy highlighted the efforts of the embassy to work along with community in promoting India-Kuwait relations and addressing the issues of concern to the community.
He reiterated the invitation to the community in Kuwait to join hands with the embassy to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. “As I complete two years of my stay in Kuwait, I thank the vibrant Indian community in Kuwait, Indian Community Support Group (ICSG), Indian Doctors Forum (IDF), Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), IIT/IIM Alumni and our many professional bodies, cultural groups and associations and the many volunteers and media representatives who joined hands with the Embassy to extend support to those Indians in need during the COVID 19 pandemic and afterwards. Here I should particularly salute and thank our brave frontline healthcare professionals, our doctors and our nurses for their selfless service to the community, which saved many lives during the pandemic,” the ambassador said. He highlighted the efforts undertaken by the Embassy on various fronts, including promotion of trade, investment, culture and tourism, expansion and deepening of institutional cooperation in different domains, and various measures to ensure the welfare of the Indian Community in Kuwait.
The event was live streamed on Mission’s social media handles including Facebook and YouTube. Winners of ‘AKAM’ Quiz winners were felicitated on this occasion. “I thank my officers and staff in the Embassy who during the last two years gave their full to streamline the consular and community welfare responsibilities of the mission and made it a real ‘home away from home’.” He concluded by saying “we will continue to strive towards further strengthening our multifaceted bilateral engagement with Kuwait. We will continue to work towards making Kuwait a partner in our Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign and in our 3 Ts project – Trade, Technology and Tourism. We will continue to celebrate India in Kuwait as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and follow the five commitments of Amrit Kaal set out by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this occasion. We will continue our efforts to further streamline our consular services and do everything possible to ensure the welfare of our community in Kuwait.”
In the run up to the Independence Day Celebrations, the Embassy organized various events including ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ 3Ts bus campaign and Online Quizes for school students and Diaspora, all of which witnessed immense participation from the Indian Community.