Indian High Commission in UK celebrates Independence Day with great pomp

The High Commission of India in the United Kingdom marked the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day with great pomp and show on Thursday.

The celebrations began with the raising of the Indian flag by the High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam, followed by the recitation of the national anthem.

Subsequently, the ambassador addressed the guests and read the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind that the latter had addressed to the nation on Wednesday, one day before India’s Independence Day.

“Celebrating the 73rd Independence Day of India in London. A new dedication to the spirit of service and sacrifice on this day. @HCI_London wishes all Indians at home and abroad a happy #IndependenceDay Jai Hind! @MEAIndia @ PMOIndia @RuchiGhanashyam, “India in the United Kingdom wrote on twitter.

Hundreds of Indians gathered outside the embassy to celebrate the day with great joy and fervor. The crowd sang slogans of “Vande Matram” and “Modi … Modi”, and carried banners that said “Jai Bharat”.

Prior to this, the High Commissioner had also raised the Indian flag in Bedford during a ceremony organized by Bandhan Bedford and the Indian community in the city.

But while the de jure traps of a secular democracy remain, India has breached many of its foundational precepts. In the disputed Kashmir region, for example, New Delhi has effectively followed the methods and discourse of a colonizer, notes Nitasha Kaul, a novelist and associate professor of politics and international relations at the University of Westminster. “There is a word for the supposed development that comes with a supposed moral superiority and economic rationality, in the shadow of the weapon, without contributions from the people affected, and based on the fantasies of a foreign power. May India claim to be a post-colonial democracy This fact does not change: no colonial company in contemporary times has dared to call itself, “Kaul wrote in a Foreign Policy column.

While the country was born as a secular nation that transcends religious identity in contrast to fundamentally Muslim Pakistan, India today is a state as Hindu as Pakistan is Muslim. “The vision of the Hindu nationalists is yin or yang for the Pakistani counterpart, which is unfortunate because India held another model of democracy that was secular and a place for people of all other religions,” said Mira Kamdar, author of the book, India in the 21st century, in an interview with FRANCE 24.

Hundreds of Indians gathered outside the embassy to celebrate the day with great joy and fervor. The crowd sang slogans of “Vande Matram” and “Modi … Modi”, and carried banners that said “Jai Bharat”.

Prior to this, the High Commissioner had also raised the Indian flag in Bedford during a ceremony organized by Bandhan Bedford and the Indian community in the city. (AND ME)

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