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Indian Embassy flags off bus campaign to celebrate twin anniversaries

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: To mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, today, August 11, 2022 launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ bus campaign at the Embassy premises along with friends of India in Kuwait The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sibi George jointly with HE Mazen Al Ansari, Assistant Undersecretary, Foreign Media Relations, Ministry of Information, Kuwait flagged off the advertisement campaign on around 100 KGL buses in Kuwait to celebrate these two milestones together – 75th anniversary of India’s Independence & 60th anniversary of diplomatic Relations between both countries. Speaking on the occasion Ambassador George said today’s event is a celebration of the vibrant and dynamic partnership between our two friendly countries, India and Kuwait.

Indian Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sibi George with HE Mazen Al Ansari, Assistant Undersecretary, Foreign Media Relations, Ministry of Information during the ribbon cutting ceremony

He said that in this rich history of India-Kuwait unique partnership the year 2021-22 bears a remarkable significance and with this bus campaign, concludes the year-long celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Kuwait. The campaign was launched in June 2021 during the visit of India’s External Affairs Minister of Dr. S. Jaishankar to Kuwait.

Photo taken during the launching of ‘Azadi Amrit Mahotsav’ bus campaign at the Indian Embassy premises.

Strengthening
For his part Chief Guest for the event, HE Mazen Al Ansari recalled the historic relations between India and Kuwait and wished for further strengthening of ties in all spheres. He said the relations between both countries are robust; the friendly bonds are historic and continue to develop on the basis on strong foundations laid down by our forefathers. This relationship, he said, will continue to develop for mutual benefit of our countries.

The chief guest remarked that in difficult times of Covid-19, Kuwait extended a helping hand to India by supplying medical Oxygen. India too sent medical teams to Kuwait in those desperate times. This signifies the deep rooted ties between the two countries. He mentioned that today’s event marks the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ buses flagging off campaign and celebrates the two significant milestones: India-Kuwait@60 and India@75, in a unique way. “So, over the coming times, everyone will witness the glimpses of India in this friendly country of Kuwait embodying the essence of India-Kuwait close, strong and everlasting friendship,” he added. In his concluding remarks, the Indian envoy thanked the friends of India and the Kuwaiti authorities for their support in facilitating this event and being a part of this bus campaign.

The Ambassador also urged the Indian Diaspora in Kuwait to join the campaign ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and encouraged all to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. The presence of about a million Indian nationals in Kuwait (the largest expatriate community here) forms an important aspect of our strong bilateral ties with India. Indians are present in all segments of society in Kuwait, happily working in almost every field, and are considered as largely disciplined, hard – working, and law-abiding, Ansari added. All Indians living in Kuwait are invited to join India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations (virtually) on Aug 15, 2022, at 8:00 am.

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