Indian Australian community participated in the 74th Republic Day celebrations at the High Commission of India, Canberra, and Indian Consulates in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Republic Day Celebrations in Melbourne were very special as Melbournians were the first to see the Indian Consul General Dr Sushil Kumar unfurl the Indian National Flag.
The enthusiastic participants of the diaspora and friends representing India’s sociocultural diversity and multiculturalism in Victoria were mesmerised by Consul General Dr Kumar’s traditional ‘pagdi’ (Headgear) representing the cultural significance.
Indian High Commissioner to Australia Manpreet Vohra unfurled Indian National Tricolour and read Indian President’s message in Canberra.
High Commissioner Vohra thanked the esteemed Indian diaspora members, Friends of India and other community members for joining them on the auspicious occasion. Celebrating #IYoM2023 and promoting awareness, millet-based refreshments were served.
In Sydney, Consul General Manish Gupta unfurled the Indian national flag. Here too the Indian-Australian community and friends of India joined #RepublicDay2023 celebrations.
Traditional cultural programs were performed by enthusiastic diaspora members to mark a special day in the democratic journey of India.
Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese also sent his best wishes to the Indian Australian community on the occasion of the 74th Republic day of India.
PM Albanese wrote on Twitter,
“Sending best wishes to @narendramodi and the people of India on Indian Republic Day. As we share national days, we celebrate the warm spirit of affection our people have long held for each other and the depth of our friendship. Australia and India have never been closer.”
“Our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership deepens to the benefit of our peoples and for the Indo-Pacific,”said Minister Jaishankar