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Celebration of Republic Day at Almaty

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The Embassy hosted a Reception at Hotel Intercontinental in the evening of 28th January, 2016 to celebrate the 67th Republic Day of India in Almaty. 

Ambassador Shri Harsh K. Jain welcomed and addressed the guests. He highlighted the importance of the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and spoke about the great strides made by India in ensuring the economic and social wellbeing of its people and contributing to the global peace, security and prosperity. He observed that the last one year was particularly remarkable for India’s economic growth following the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s landmark initiative “Make in India” to promote India as a global manufacturing hub. He stated that the last one year was also special for India-Kazakhstan bilateral relations with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Kazakhstan in July, 2015, which served to further strengthen bilateral relations and expand strategic partnership between the two countries. 

Ambassador noted that Almaty plays an important role in trade, economic, tourism, cultural, academic and defence cooperation between the two countries. He congratulated Ms. Akmaral Kainazarova, Director of Centre for Indian Classical Dances in Almaty for receiving the title of the Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan for promotion of friendship among the people of the two countries through promotion of Indian classical dance in Kazakhstan. 

Mr. Rymtai Karibzhanov, Deputy Head of the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan at Almaty represented the Government of Kazakhstan at the Reception. He congratulated the people of India on the occasion. He recalled the visit of Prime Minister of India to Kazakhstan in July, 2015 and stated that the visit gave a new impetus to bilateral cooperation. 

About 150 people from the local government, diplomatic corps, academic and cultural institutions, businessmen and Indian community attended the Reception. A short cultural programme by the Centre for Indian Classical Dances and an exhibition of paintings by Ms. Botagoz Nurpeisova on Indian themes were organized during the Reception. A tea stall was put up by Assam Tea, Almaty. A video showing the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi was played on the large screens during the reception.