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Embassy of India marks 75th Independence Day
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a cable of congratulations to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on his nation’s Independence Day Anniversary. Meanwhile, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of identical content to the Indian president. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah also addressed a similar cable to President Kovind.
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait celebrated the 75th Independence Day of India. The ceremony began by paying fl oral tributes to the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi by the Ambassador HE Sibi George and Mrs George, following by the unfurling of the National Tricolor and singing of the National Anthem. On this occasion the ambassador read a message from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on the eve of India’s 75th Independence. In addressing the few invited guests, due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the ambassador joined millions of Indians at home and Indian Diaspora abroad and billions of friends across the world to celebrate this occasion.
The ambassador thanked HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government and the friendly people of Kuwait for hosting the large Indian community in Kuwait and for strengthening the bilateral relations between “our two friendly countries and also for the support in our fight against Covid- 19 pandemic.”
The 75th Independence Day, the ambassador said, “is a significant milestone in the history of our nation. We Indians in Kuwait celebrate this anniversary along with the 60th anniversary of establishment of our diplomatic relations. “I invite you all to continue to contribute to efforts in celebrating India in Kuwait and build our business partnership. We have set a new high target to expand our exports to Kuwait, and I am working with the Indian Business Promotion Council (IBPC) and our professional associations and groups to achieve this target. I am confident that with their active support we will be able to transform our buyer-seller relationship into a mutually beneficial economic partnership,” the ambassador said. Speaking of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian envoy said, “This has been a very difficult year for most of us. We lost so many of our brothers and sisters in Kuwait, in India and all across the globe. I express my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their dear ones in Kuwait. “I will be failing in my responsibility if I do not place on record my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for each of our community associations and groups starting – the Indian Community Support Group (ICSG), IBPC, Indian Doctors Forum, IIT/IIM alumni, ICAI Kuwait and many others who individually and collectively contributed in supporting those in need.”