Colombo, January 26 (newsin.asia) The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka commemorated India’s 72nd Republic Day at India House – the residence of Indian High Commissioner – in Colombo on January 26. The day commemorates the promulgation of the Constitution of India, which is the world’s largest written constitution.
High Commissioner Gopal Baglay hoisted the national flag and inspected a guard of honour. The Sri Lanka Navy band played two melodious Indian tunes to mark the occasion. Teachers and students of the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center performed three vibrant dances. In addition to a choreographed dedication to Mother India, there were also Kathak and Rajasthani folk dances. Artistic performances by the children of Indians living in Sri Lanka were played online.
A new India-Sri Lanka Friendship logo was unveiled at the ceremony. The logo was selected through crowdsourcing by organizing a nation-wide design contest among school children across Sri Lanka. The new logo signifies development cooperation partnership between India and Sri Lanka and shall be used by the High Commission for official purposes.
The event was held strictly complying with COVID-19 guidelines. Only members of the Indian High Commission took part in the event. Similar events were organized by the Assistant High Commission in Kandy, Consulate General in Jaffna and Consulate General in Hambantota.
The Consulate General of India in Jaffna celebrated the 72nd Republic Day of India this morning (26 January, 2021) with Consul General Balachandran hoisting the Indian flag at a function at the Consulate and reading out the message of the President of India.
The students of the music class of the India Corner of the Consulate led by its teacher Mrs. Vachaspathy and Border Security Force personnel rendered patriotic songs on the occasion.
Over 100 people, including the Consulate officials and their family members, Indian citizens, persons of Indian origin, friends of India and media participated in the function.
The function was held respecting the local Covid-19 health guidelines. Earlier, this morning, Consul General Balachandran and Security Forces Commander(J) Major General Priyantha Perera paid respects at the IPKF Memorial in Palaly by laying a wreath.