Dubai: Thousands of Indian expats in the UAE began celebrating their country’s 69th Republic Day of India this morning.
Indian missions in the UAE and The Indian High School in Dubai reverberated with Indian national anthem, patriotic songs, and slogans praising their motherland.
Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul hoisted the tricolour flag at the Indian Consulate in Dubai and later at The Indian High School.
He also read our excerpts from the Indian’s president’s address to the nation on the eve of the Republic Day.
The president’s speech highlighted the importance of women empowerment and innovative education in modern India.
The occasion marks the anniversary of the country’s constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.
“If there is one place outside India where it should be most celebrated, it has to be in Dubai,” Vipul said, lauding the large and vibrant Indian community here.
Famous Indian actress of yesteryears Vyajayanthimala was the guest of honour at the event which saw colourful cultural programmes showcasing the unity in diversity of India.