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73rd Republic Day of India, 26 Jan 2022

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Embassy of India, Seoul celebrates India’s 73rd Republic Day


Embassy of India, Seoul celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022.

1. Physical attendance was limited to Embassy staff so as to abide by the ROK Government's COVID-19 social distancing norms in Seoul. The majority of the community members, and friends of India in Korea joined the event online.

2. Korean dignitaries from the Blue House, National Assembly, Ministers, Governors and Mayors of Provinces and cities, CEOs and heads of Companies, Monks, Professors and other distinguished persons from various walks of life gave congratulatory messages to the Government and people of India and shared their views on the India-ROK Special Strategic Partnership. Such special messages were received from the Minister of SME and Startups Chil-Seong Kwon, Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government Oh Se hoon, Vice Chairpersons of India-ROK Parliamentary Friendship Group Rep. Lim Jong seong and Rep. AhnByeong–gil, Economic Advisor to the President and Chairperson of Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy Nam Young-sook, Minister of Defense Acquisition Program Administration Kang Eun-ho, Governor of North Gyeongsang province Lee Cheol-woo, Governor of Gangwon Province Choi Moon Soon, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan Government Park Nam Choon, Mayor of Gimhae City HeoSeonggon, Mayor of Seodaemun District Moon Seok-Jin, CEOs of major Korean companies in India, academics and cultural personalities etc. etc. The deep rooted goodwill and affection for India was manifest in these remarks.

3. Extending a warm welcome to all participants, Ambassador SripriyaRanganathan read excerpts from the President of India’s Republic Day Speech. Names of the winners of the International Quiz Competition on the Life of Lord Buddha and various sites associated with his life, organised by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Seoul in association with Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, were announced. An online cultural program that celebrated India’s democracy and diversity provided the finale of the event.