News Center -TDO- A reception was held for India's 75th Independence Day, hosted by Indian Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Panda and his spouse.
A large number of guests attended the event, which was held at the embassy.
Ambassador Panda, who delivered the keynote speech after the flag-raising ceremony, said: “On the occasion of India's 75th Independence Day, I extend my greetings and best wishes to the members of the Indian community and all the Friends of India who were here this morning. On 15 August 1947, in a midnight coup, India rose free from colonial chains. It's been a long journey since. Today, as we enter 75 years of our independence and celebrate Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, or India@75, it is time to reflect and remember the idea of India and watch the country's progress as a sovereign, democratic country with a sense of nostalgia.
It was a long struggle for freedom under Mahatma Gandhi and required the sacrifice of millions of people over the decades. The uniqueness of the freedom struggle was a nonviolent resistance, a tool that inspired freedom struggles and decolonization around the world. But independence came with a clear recognition of the enormous challenges and responsibilities ahead.
After independence, urgent tasks to eradicate the ignorance, poverty and social differences of a young country required meticulous planning. Five-year plans for efficient use of Country resources and the establishment of large public enterprises have been applied. In the early years, this model of development encouraged a rapid rise in people's living standards by increasing production and creating employment opportunities. Over the past three decades, the country has adjusted its economic policy and turned to privatization and a free market economy.
Today, India is a country of more than 1.3 billion people, embracing different religions, cultures and languages while maintaining its natural unity. With hundreds of millions of strong young-educated labor and a GDP of $ 2.7 trillion, India is among the fastest growing major economies, A G-20 member and a responsible member of the international community with strong contributions to multilateral and Global Affairs.Dec. Over the years, human-centered policies have raised the standard of living of the population, while federalism has ensured that all of India is moved to a common path of development. In addition to economic development, India has made rapid strides in many other areas, including education, science and technology, it, nuclear technology, space, space technology, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy.
Before we move on to our relations with Turkey, I would like to offer our deepest condolences for the devastating flooding on the Black Sea coast and the forest fires on the southern and southwestern coasts of the country. At this hour, we are on the side of Turkey, expanding our solidarity and support.
As for our bilateral relations, our two countries have a deep historical, civilizational and cultural connection since the Middle Ages. The exchange of diplomatic missions between the Mughal emperors and Ottoman Sultans is well documented.Dec. The Turkish influence in architecture is evident in the iconic buildings in Delhi and Agra. Maulana's Sufi philosophy resonated with India's own Sufi tradition. Hindi Turkish and Hindi/Urdu with more than 9,000 common words, the language connection also refers to cultural overlap.
Once again, congratulations to all of you on Independence Day!”
Ambassador Panda inaugurated the newly built Gymnasium in the embassy building.