The 75th Independence Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India on the morning of 15th August 2021. Dr. Deyvani Uttam Khobragade, Ambassador of India to Cambodia, unfurled the National flag which was followed by rendering of the Indian National Anthem.
This was followed by a reading of the President of India’s speech by the Ambassador. Thereafter, a congratulatory video message by Mr. Hun Many, Chairman of the Commission on Education, Youth, Sport, Cult, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Padma Shri awardee was played. It was followed by live streaming of a cultural programme conducted by members of the Indian community, on the Embassy’s social media platforms.
The 74th Anniversary of the Independence Day celebration is an integral and important part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, as India moves towards its 75th Anniversary of Independence next year on August 15, 2022. This programme was launched by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 12 March 2021 and will continue till 15 August 2023 highlighting five pillars i.e. Freedom Struggle, Ideas at 75, Achievements at 75, Actions at 75 and Resolves at 75 as guiding force for moving forward keeping dreams and duties as inspiration.
On account of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s health protocols and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic on assembly, the entire function was held online and telecast live on the Embassy’s Facebook. The links may be seen at Twitter: twitter.com/indembcam and Facebook: facebook.com/indiaincambodia.
Photo: India in Cambodia (Embassy of India, Phnom Penh)