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Press Release: Celebration of the 73rd Republic Day of India in the Kingdom

Posted on: January 27, 2022 | Back | Print

1. The Embassy of India in Riyadh celebrated 73 rd Republic Day of India on January 26 with great fervor. The celebration began in the morning with the flag hoisting ceremony, held in the Embassy premises , wherein the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed unfurled the tricolor. Dr. Sayeed extended greetings and felicitations to all the attendees and shared his remarks highlighting the growing ties of India and Saudi Arabia. He also read out the message of the President of India, Shri. Ramnath Kovind on the occasion. This was followed by cultural performances given by the students of Indian schools in Riyadh. The event was attended by members of Indian community based in the Kingdom.

2. In the evening, a formal gala reception was arranged the Embassy in the cultural palace in Diplomatic Quarters, which was attended by H.H. Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf Al-Muqrin, Mayor of Riyadh. The celebration witnessed attendance of members of the diplomatic community and Saudi dignitaries along with Indian diaspora. The event hall showcased a painting exhibition, on the theme of Indo- Saudi relations, put up by eminent Saudi and Indian artists. Additionally, the place was decorated with numerous stalls representing Indian handicrafts, textiles, food and commercial entities.

3. The celebration holds greater significance for Indians across the world as India is celebrating 75 th year of Independence, under the umbrella of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.