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Celebration of 74th Republic Day





Celebration of  74th   Republic Day

The Consulate General of India in Shanghai celebrated the 74th  Republic Day of India with great zeal, enthusiasm and patriotic fervour on 26th January, 2023. The celebrations began with Dr. N. Nandakumar, Consul General, unfurling the National Flag followed by the National Anthem. The Consul General then read out the address of the Hon’ble President of  India to the nation.

On the occasion, members of Indian community presented melodious patriotic songs and dances depicting supreme sacrifice and invaluable contributions made by our freedom fighters, revolutionaries and ordinary people during the course of India’s freedom struggle. The celebration of the year 2023 as International Year of Millets (IYOM) was also highlighted during the cultural programme. Children of Indian Diaspora performed a role play (skit) on the nutritional value of Millets. Indian students studying in Shanghai and Ningbo, Zhejiang Province also participated in the cultural programme with their dance performances and patriotic songs. As part of presentation of ancient Indian philosophy, yoga teachers from Eastern China Region demonstrated ‘Yogasanas’ for healthy living. Participants of the cultural programme were felicitated by the Consul General with Certificates of Appreciation.

Earlier in the day, Consul General paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Chancery premises. He also paid floral tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at the latter’s bust located at the intersection of Maoming Road and Nanchang Road in Shanghai.

The celebration of the Republic Day witnessed an overwhelming participation from  members of Indian community in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces,  Indian diaspora and friends of India in China  in spite of the challenges posed by  cold weather.

26th January, 2023