Saturday, January 26, 2013

64th Republic Day Of India Celebrated At The Permanent Mission Of IndiaTo UN In New York

The 64th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the Permanent Mission of India to UN in New York today.

Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to UN unfurled the national tricolour at the Permanent Mission premises and read out salient excerpts from Hon'ble President's address to the nation.

The brief and impressive ceremony saw a well attended turn out of over 150 guests including prominent members of the Indian American community, senior Indian officials of the United Nations, Indian Army and Police officers on deputation to the UN, in addition to officials from PMI and the Consulate General of India, New York and their families. Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, the special adviser on Myanmar to U.N. Secretary-General also graced the occasion.

Following the unfurling of the national flag, there was a rendition of the national anthem by all members of the Indian community and officials.

Earlier in the afternoon of 25th January, a national day reception was also hosted at the PMI premises, which witnessed an impressive turn out of more than 300 plus members of diplomatic corpse based at the United Nations, along with key legislators from New York, eminent members of the legal fraternity, in addition to several Permanent Representatives of member states accredited to the UN.


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