Hundreds of Indians who live on the Island of the Gods celebrated the 65th India’s Republic Day. It was an elegant celebration filled with flag ceremony that was held at the office of the Consulate General of India at Renon, Sunday (Jan 26). Consul General of India, Mr. AS Takhi hoisted the Indian national flag.
The participants consisting of teachers and students from the two international schools namely the Gandhi Memorial International School and Taman Rama International School sang the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, while singing the eternal patriotic poem entitled Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara.
In a solemn atmosphere, the Consul General read out the message delivered by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The president also expressed that India was not only a place, but also the history of ideas, philosophy, intelligence and genius in the field of industry, craft, innovation and experience.
Consul General then explained that there were several hotels and restaurants in Bali offering Indian foods. Aside from foreign travelers, Balinese people also liked the Indian cuisines. “Indian travelers visiting Bali have risen consistently over the years. And last year the Indian travelers who made a visit to Bali has increased almost 39 percent,” he said. (BTN/015)