Embassy of India
69th Republic Day celebrated in Jakarta
The 69th Republic Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Jakarta earlier today. Mr. Prakash Gupta, Charge de Affairs, hoisted the National Flag at the Embassy premises as large gathering of Indian nationals and members of Indian diaspora watched with pride and joy. Similar ceremonies took place at the Indian Consulates in Bali and Medan.
2. Excerpts of Hon’ble President’s address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day was read out by the Cd ’A. Nearly 300 members of the Indian community, Persons of Indian Origin and Friends of India participated in the ceremony. About 80 school children from three Indian schools - Gandhi Memorial International School, the Rama International School, Texmaco DPS School and Beacons Academy - sang the National Anthem and patriotic songs. The students of Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre (JNICC) also performed patriotic songs and a dance on the occasion. Subsequently, Cd ‘A interacted with members of Indian community and gave a broad overview of various functions scheduled to be held later in the year by the Mission.
3. It may be noted that for the first time ever, the 69th Republic Day Celebrations in India are being attended by all ten Heads of States/Governments of ASEAN, as Guests of Honour to mark the jubilee year of India – ASEAN ties. H.E. President Joko Widodo, along with the First Lady, H.E Madam Iriana Joko Widodo is also gracing the 69th Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, and is accompanied by a high-level delegation.
4. As a special gesture, Prime Minister of India has also contributed an Op-Ed for the KOMPAS, the largest selling Bahasa newspaper in Indonesia, earlier today, titled: “ASEAN-India: Shared Values, Common Destiny”.
26 January 2018