Embassy of India
74th Republic Day of India
Embassy of India celebrated the 74th Republic Day Reception at Hotel Ritz Carlton in Jakarta on 26th January 2023. Members of the diplomatic corps, Heads of the business community, senior officials from various Ministries of the Indonesian Government, representatives of think-tanks, academia, media and the Indian diaspora attended the event.
- H.E. Mr. Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia welcomed the audience and mentioned about the significance of Republic Day and ideals and values enshrined in the Constitution of India. He underscored that both India and Indonesia have been close partners since time immemorial and the partnership has further strengthened in 2022 owing to major developments in political and economic sphere. He also highlighted the idea, inspiration, and vision behind the theme of India’s G20 presidency- “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam- One Earth. One Family. One Future.” and the significance of 2023 being celebrated as the International Year of Millets by the UNGA.
- The reception also saw cultural performances organised by the Jawahar Lal Nehru Indian Culture Centre, Jakarta which showed a glimpse of the mesmerising and vibrant Indian culture to the guests. The creative fusion of regional Indian dances from the state of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu showcased the diversity of Indian art and performances.
- The evening ended with the guests enjoying a selection of Indian cuisines depicting the Indian culinary diversity. The ceremony was a success as the guests enjoyed Indian hospitality and got introduced to the various elements of Indian diversity.