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Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, India @ 75

The 2021 Azadika Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, is a progressive embodiment of the country’s socio-cultural, political and economic identity. Reproduced from India’s Foreign Ministry’s flagship publication, The Indian Perspective, this article by former Indian ambassador Anil Trignayat describes various ways India has evolved to become a force to consider. ..

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged Padiatra (free march) from Sabalmatia Shram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on March 12, 2021 and launched the curtain razor activity of Azadika Amrit Mahozaf (India @ 75). ..

A country is more than just a geography or a group of people. It is a legacy of civilization. Derived from the civilized spirit of ancient Bharatvarsh, modern India stands out in the national community thanks to its intellectual achievements, philosophical discourse, and universalism in thought and action.

The past can be a good guide to an innovative future. Breaking out of the colonial yoke, India has allowed many countries in Asia, Africa and other countries to follow suit, and then gained leadership through disalignment and became the voice of developing countries. I did. India’s involvement in the United Nations (UN), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), later became the World Trade Organization (WTO), and many international organizations also designed compliance with multilateralism. Indian at the basic level.

At the time of independence, India struggled to survive hunger, poverty and developing, but it was still a light of hope and trust in the world. India is an example of unity in diversity and has emerged as an essential strategic actor that needs to be factored into all global calculations.

75-year-old India is a force to consider. With 1.3 billion voices, she can easily overcome the challenges of looking at her and her world. India’s development model, which has evolved over time, has provided significant support to more than 160 countries around the world through a variety of capacity building programs and initiatives based on the spirit of “share and care”. It helped India create tremendous well-meaning members throughout the continent.

Even during the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic, India was far beyond her obligation to support pharmaceuticals and other assistance in more than 150 countries, with millions in more than 90 countries. We have provided a dose of vaccine. “Vaccine Mitri” and “Vasdai Baktun Baktun” became mantras during this crisis. It was no wonder that many friends expanded their assistance when India faced the second wave of COVID-19 in mid-2021.

Global solidarity to tackle global challenges is what India practices and regulates. Continent-scale India is a kaleidoscope of culture, tradition, language, art, music, movies, food and festivals. These will be an integral part of mahotsav (mega event) until August 2023 and beyond.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to seek global support for International Day of Yoga, held at the United Nations on June 21, 2014, was a phenomenal and unprecedented success. It has gained greater acceptance around the world. It was also a great achievement of Indian diplomacy. Other major initiatives, such as the International Solar Alliance and the Union for Disaster-Resistant Infrastructure (CDRI), have given India the right to be at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

India has become an “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (Independent India) and an integral part as talented young people are leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) -led Industry Revolution 4.0 and aiming to become the third largest economy. I embarked on a journey to become. Integration of global value and supply chain with “Vocal for Local” to promote a paradigm shift in the post-covid era. “If the Indians take a step forward, the country will sprint 1.3 billion steps,” Modi enthusiastically said.

In the international arena, India will chair the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) in 2021 and the G20 in 2023, aiming to rank above the UNSC (UN). The Security Council) is the world through five dynamic “S” visions for foreign policy: Saman (respect), Sambird (dialogue), Sahyog (cooperation), Shanti (peace), and Samridi (world prosperity). Promote peace and development within. ..

When Prime Minister Modi first addressed UNGA on September 27, 2014, he made a historic and successful proposal to the United Nations to declare June 21st as International Day of Yoga each year.

While speaking at the United Nations, Prime Minister Modi said, “India is the country that gave the Buddha. [in a reference to Lord Gautama Buddha] Not Judda [war].. That is why we have an unchanging commitment to terrorism. Terrorism violates the founding principles of the United Nations, and it is important for the world to unite against it for humanity. A divided world does not benefit anyone. “

There are many challenges left, but we can be proud of the results of the last 75 years. But to realize the dream of a freedom fighter seeking a resurrected, resilient, robust and credible India, we must be innovative in all areas, devoting ourselves to national service.


ANIL TRIGUNAYAT

Former Indian ambassador to Jordan, Libya and Malta. He has a keen interest in the Middle East, Africa and Russia. He is a prominent fellow of the Swami Vivekananda International Foundation and chairman of the Millennial Indian Chamber of Commerce.


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