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Indian Embassy celebrates 71st Republic Day of India

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Indian Embassy celebrates 71st Republic Day of India

Embassy of India, Muscat, hosted a grand reception to celebrate the 71st Republic Day of India on 26 February 2020. The event was graced by H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief Guest. Members of Majlis Al Dowla & Majlis Al Shura, senior officials from Government and Sultan’s Armed Forces were also part of official Oman Government representation. The event was attended by many Government officials, Ambassadors, Diplomats and prominent members of Omani & Indian community.   

2. The official event started with National Anthems of Oman and India. After that, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, Shri Munu Mahawar gave a brief speech and paid tribute to Late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. Ambassador also extended warm greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and conveyed best wishes for leading Oman to continue on the path of peace, progress and prosperity. He spoke about shared values that are at the core of India-Oman relationship and stated India can be a reliable partner in Oman’s journey towards becoming developed, prosperous and technologically advanced nation. Ambassador also spoke about the importance of Republic Day, especially the constitution of India and highlighted India’s achievements, guided by the principle of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas - Together, with trust and confidence”. 

3. After Ambassador’s speech a ceremonial cake was cut. It was followed by unveiling of a painting of Mahatma Gandhi, a global icon for peace & harmony, painted by renowned Omani artist, Mr. Saeed Al Ruwaidhi to commemorate Gandhi @ 150. An exhibition of Khadi, which was promoted by Mahatma Gandhi was also displayed at the event. The formal event ended with a colorful dance performance showcasing the cultural diversity of India.

4. The Embassy also organized an Indo-Oman Photo Exhibition in association with Photography Club of Indian Social Club. The photos showcased the natural beauty & culture of Oman and were clicked by acclaimed Indian photographers. The Photo Exhibition will be open to public from 27th February till 1st March from 4 to 9 PM at Embassy Auditorium. A photo exhibition as part of  yearlong celebration on “Constitution Day and Campaign on Citizen’s Duties” was also organized during the event.

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Muscat, 26th February 2020