The celebration of India’s 70th Republic Day in Athens was organized in the morning of January 26, 2019, with the unfurling of the Tricolour at the Embassy’s courtyard and the reading of a message from India’s President Sri Ram Nath Covind in Hindi and English by Ambassador Ms. Shamma Jain. The celebration was attended by many members of the Indian community in Athens and representatives of Greek-Indian organizations.
The traditional reception took place in a central hotel of Athens where among the guests, who honoured the event with their presence, were the Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. George Katrougalos, members of the country’s political, military and ecclesiastical leadership, ambassadors of many states, representatives of Indian companies operating in Greece, and also cultural and business organizations and many other personalities. The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) was represented by its President Dr Dimitrios Vassiliadis, General Secretary Mr. Anthony Papadopoulos and Artist Events Director Mr. Kostas Kalaitzis.
Read more about India’s Republic Day HERE
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