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H.E. Navdeep Singh Suri Unfurls the National Flag.

Indian Ambassador unfurled the Indian Flag on Republic Day … reports Asian Lite News.

H.E. Navdeep Singh Suri addresses the audience.

The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi celebrated 69th Republic day of India with a ceremonial event on Friday, 26th of January. The Indian community and friends of India were invited to arrive by 7.50 am. H.E. Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri unfurled the flag at 8.00 am.

Ambassador with Indian Workers.

Abu Dhabi Event:

During an interview earlier with Asian Lite, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Mr Suri had commented, “All of us wish to see an India which is free of poverty and which is free of disease. We want to see an India that respects cleanliness, that respects diversity, that shuns castism and communalism and that shines as a beacon for other countries to follow.”

Again on being asked how Zayed Legacy year will be celebated, Ambassador commented, “We work very closely with the Indian community here in the UAE to put together ideas for the year of giving and remembering the legacy of His Highness Sheikh Zayed. We have some really interesting archival material which speaks about his visits to India and his own passion for India. How he saw the relationship between a newly independent UAE and India with whom they had traditionally enjoyed a very many close ties. So we will be trying to build upon that legacy as we go forward.”

Finally on being asked what is your comment on the thriving Indian community in the UAE, Ambassador said: “We see Indians at the top most positions and that is an extremely important resource. They are like a brain bank for India overseas and we work very closely with them. Some of them have excellent ideas, they have expertise for illuminating India‚Äôs development path.”

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