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Press Release for 72nd Republic Day of India


Consulate General of India



The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with great zeal, enthusiasm and patriotic fervour in Shanghai. The celebrations started with the hoisting of national flag followed by the National Anthem.

The Acting Consul General read excerpts from the Hon’ble President’s address to the nation, highlighting the contributions of farmers, soldiers and scientists in the development of the nation. While stressing on the values – Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity – outlined in the Preamble of our Constitution, the President asserted that effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic would not have been possible without our Constitutional value of ‘Fraternity’. He added that Indians have been like a close-knit family, making exemplary sacrifices to protect each other in the face of the common enemy of Coronavirus. He reiterated the efforts of doctors, nurses, paramedics, health care administrators and sanitation workers who put their own lives at risk to care for Covid-19 patients.

The President paid reverence to our valiant soldiers stating that the nation shall remain grateful to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives in thwarting the  expansionist move on our borders. He reminded, that though we are committed to peace,  our defence forces – Army, Air Force and Navy – are adequately mobilised in a well-coordinated move to thwart any attempt to undermine our security.

The President concluded his speech by highlighting the contributions made by our diaspora is various fields including science, arts, academics, civil society and business, bringing laurels to their new homelands and also to India.

Towards the end of the event, a small cultural performance was organized by the family members of Consulate officials.

The event was followed by light refreshment.


Enclosure : Select pics of the event