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Tricolour flies high in Arabian skies

Tricolour flies high in Arabian skies

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Jan 2020, 05:41 pm

Jeddah/UNI/IBNS: Indian tricolour fluttered high in chilly Arabian skies as the nation's diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia celebrated 71st Republic Day on Sunday. 

Many prominent Indians from across the states took part in the celebrations with enthusiasm. Indian envoys read out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation.

In Jeddah, scores of prominent community members attended an event at Indian consulate to witness the unfurling of the tricolour by Consul General Md Noor Rahman Sheikh.

Clad in traditional attire, scores of Non-Resident Indians, including a large number of women, attended the celebrations.

In Riyadh, most community members thronged Indian embassy to celebrate the 71st Republic Day.The nation's Ambassador Ausaf Sayeed hoisted the flag. Dance of peacock with background of a girl posing as Bharat Mata attracted many. Earlier, various cultural programmes performed by students kept attendance captive for hours. Colourful cultural programmes were held a day earlier in Riyadh to mark the event, where a popular Bhangra troupe flew in from India to Riyadh to perform.

Celebrations are being held in Indian schools and some community organisations across the Kingdom as well.

Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia also organised a cultural evening on the eve of the 71st Reublic Day.


Tricolour flies high in Arabian skies

India Blooms News Service
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