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Embassy in Seoul celebrates 72nd Republic Day

Posted on: January 27, 2021 | Back | Print

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Embassy of India, Seoul celebrates 72nd Republic Day

Embassy of India, Seoul celebrated the 72nd Republic Day on 26 January 2021, where Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan unfurled the national flag at the Embassy premises. Physical attendance were limited, to abide by the local Government's COVID-19 related social distancing norms in Seoul. The majority of the community members, and friends of India in Korea joined the event online which was broadcasted live on Embassy’s social media pages and handles.

Important Korean dignitaries including Mr. Lee Nak-yon, former Prime Minister and current Chairman of the Ruling Democratic Party, Mr. Kim Chong-in, Chairman of the main opposition party- People Power Party, Mr. Song Young-gil, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, Dr. Park Bok-yeong, Economic Advisor to the President and Chairperson of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy, Mr. Heo Seong-gon, Mayor of Gimhae City gave congratulatory remarks, showing the bipartisan support to the India-Korea Special Strategic Partnership.

Extending a warm welcome to all the guests, Ambassador, Ms. Sripriya Ranganathan, spoke about the importance of this year’s republic day celebration and read excerpts from the President of India’s Republic Day Speech. Ambassador also released a booklet on Atmanirbhar Bharat, to mark this occasion.

The event continued with talented Indian and Korean communities giving various performances including patriotic songs by children of Indian Embassy officials, Gayageum performances from Gimhae city and dance performances from Indian community members. More than 150 people including Korean officials and friends of India and Indian community members participated the event online.