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70th Republic Day: Adnoc building lights up in Indian tricolour

Anjana Sankar /Abu Dhabi
anjana@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 26, 2019
70th Republic Day: Adnoc building lights up in Indian tricolour

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Seven major landmarks in Abu Dhabi was lit up in tri-colour in honour of the Indian Republic Day, according to the Indian embassy.

The Adnoc building in Abu Dhabi lit up with the Indian tricolour to mark Republic Day on Saturday.

Indian ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri tweeted out a photo of the Adnoc building lit up with the colours of the Indian flag.

Seven major landmarks in Abu Dhabi was lit up in tri-colour in honour of the Indian Republic Day, according to the Indian embassy.

Indian ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said the "rare, spontaneous and special gesture" by the UAE government is a hallmark of the strong ties between India and the UAE.

"This is a visual confirmation of the state of the UAE-India relationship. Seven public buildings in Abu Dhabi carried the India tri-colour," said Suri, addressing the Indian community that gathered at the embassy premises to celebrate their country's 70th Republic Day.

Patriotic fervour ran high as the ambassador hoisted the national flag followed by the chanting of 'Jai Hind' and the rendition of the national anthem. Suri also read out the Indian president's Republic Day speech that emphasised India's pluralism and inclusivity.

The day marks the anniversary of India adopting its constitution on January 26, 1950.

Patriotic fervour ran high as the ambassador hoisted the national flag followed by the chanting of 'Jai Hind' and rendition of the national song. Suri also read out the speech of Indian President's Republic Day speech, which emphasized India's pluralism and inclusiveness.

Commenting on the UAE announcing 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, Suri said Indian community will celebrate the value of tolerance as "it runs deeply in India since ancient times."

School children sang patriotic songs and performed dance programmes at the embassy auditorium.

The ambassador also exhorted blue collar workers, who had gathered at the embassy, to approach the embassy officials when they face difficulties.

"It is your right to get paid every month. If you have any salary issues, please don't wait for weeks or months to inform us. This is your embassy, and we are here to help you."

The ambassador also unveiled the Charkha at the embassy foyer in the presence of designer Sunaina Suneja and T.V. Damodaran, President of the Gandhi Sahitya Vedi.

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Anjana Sankar

Anjana Sankar is a UAE-based journalist chasing global stories of conflict, migration and human rights. She has reported from the frontlines of the wars in Yemen and Syria and has extensively written on the refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Iraq and Europe. From interviewing Daesh militants to embedding with the UAE army in Yemen, and covering earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks and elections, she has come out scathe-free from the most dangerous conflict zones of the world. Riding on over 14 years of experience, Anjana currently is an Assistant Editor with Khaleej Times and leads the reporting team. She often speaks about women empowerment on her Facebook page that has 40,000 plus followers.





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