Muscat: India’s 70th Independence Day was celebrated yesterday at the Indian Embassy in Muscat in presence of hundreds of members of the Indian Community in Oman who joined the celebration.
Indra Mani Pandey, ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian flag and read out the Address of President of India to the nation delivered on the eve of the Independence Day.
Students from the Indian School Al Seeb led the gathering in singing the National Anthem. They also sang other patriotic songs. The ambassador met with the members of Indian community individually to greet them and thank them for joining the celebration.
On the occasion the speech delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort yesterday morning was screened. A number of other documentary films, including a film outlining 70 initiatives of the Government, were also screened.
In his remarks on the occasion, the Indian ambassador greeted the Indian community in Oman and thanked them for their outstanding contributions in strengthening India’s friendly relations with Oman, and in development of Oman and India.
He thanked the Government and people of Oman for their cooperation in expanding India’s strategic partnership of Oman and in promoting the welfare of the Indian community in Oman.
He expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the Indian community to the Embassy, including volunteers and social workers from within the community.
Earlier, the ambassador had unfurled the Tri-colour at Indian School Muscat in presence of thousands of students, teachers and parents.
Other Indian Schools in Oman also celebrated [email protected] in their unique ways.
Celebrations were also organised by Indian communities in other cities of Oman. A number of other events have also been planned during the coming days, weeks and months.
To mark the 70th year of India’s independence, the Embassy will organise a number of special events throughout the year, leading up to August 2017, with the participation of Indian community in Oman as well as the Government and people of Oman.