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World showers greetings to India on 75th Independence Day

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Leaders from across the world wished India’s government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and its people a happy 76th Independence Day, which was observed on Monday under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for prioritizing healthcare and digital transformation while spearheading India’s development.

“As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day, I congratulate @narendramodi for prioritizing healthcare and digital transformation while spearheading India’s development. India’s progress in these sectors is inspiring and we are fortunate to partner in this journey. #AmritMahotsav,” tweeted Bill Gates.

Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari also greeted India from International Space Station to celebrate the 76th Independence Day.

Meanwhile, Singapore High Commission also wished India on the occasion of 76th Independence Day.

“Wishing India a wonderful 76th #IndependenceDay! Many remarkable achievements by our dearest friends. Glad India continues to forge ahead & realise its immense potential & Singapore continues to be part of its growth story. Look forward to scale new heights together,” tweeted Singapore in India.

The European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, Cristoforetti, on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ESA congratulated India and spoke about the Indian Space Research Organisation’s contributions to space exploration and wished it the best for future missions.

“It is a pleasure to congratulate India on 75 years of Independence,” Cristoforetti said,” adding that for decades, international agencies have cooperated with ISRO on many space and science missions.

French President, Emmanuel Macron also congratulated India on its 76th Independence day as he assured strengthened bilateral ties with the country.

Hailing India’s stunning achievement for the last 75 years, Macron said, “Dear friend @NarendraModi, dear people of India, congratulations on your Independence Day! As you proudly celebrate India’s stunning achievements in the past 75 years, you can count on France to always stand by your side,” taking to Twitter.

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Khadka wished India for completing 75 years of Independence and extended greetings and felicitations to External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on the happy occasion.

“Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Dr. Narayan Khadka extends warm greetings and felicitations to EAM @DrSJaishankar on the happy occasion of the 76th Independence Day of India,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal tweeted on Twitter. Earlier in July when former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal visited India for three days, EAM, Jaishankar said that India will always remain a steadfast partner of Nepal.

On the occasion of India’s 76th Independence Day, the Japanese Embassy gave a vocal and instrumental version of the national song.

The musical celebration of India’s 75th year of independence was created by Japanese Embassy staff members who were both Indian and Japanese nationals.

“Namaskar, on the occasion of India having completed 75 years of her independence, I wish to express my sincere congratulations to the people of India. My Embassy staff members both Indian and Japanese will now present a joint performance of the national anthem of India to celebrate this happy occasion together. I hope you will enjoy it,” said the Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki in a video message.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Indian leadership and its people on the occasion of its 76th Independence Day.

“Please, accept warmest congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Over the decades of independent development, your country has achieved universally recognized success in the economic, social, scientific, technical and other fields. India rightfully enjoys considerable prestige on the world stage and plays an important constructive role in resolving pressing issues on the international agenda,” he said while highlighting India’s importance in the world.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended wishes to the people of India on the occassion and highlighted the thriving Living Bridge between the two countries.

“Congratulations to the people of India on 75 years of independence. During my recent visit to Gujarat and New Delhi I saw for myself the thriving Living Bridge between our countries. I look forward to seeing these bonds go from strength to strength in the next 75 years,” tweeted Johnson.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid also took to his Twitter handle and extended his warm wishes to his Indian counterpart, EAM S Jaishankar on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day in India.

“Warm greetings and best wishes to my dear colleague EAM @DrSJaishankar, the Govt. and the friendly people of #India on the jubilant occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence,” he tweeted.

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, has once again praised India for its independent foreign policy, as the leader slammed Western countries for being critical of India for buying Russian oil despite the threat of sanctions amid Ukraine war.

“When the Indian foreign minister was asked not to buy Russian oil. He said who are they to dictate India’s foreign policy. Europe is buying Russia’s oil and people need it. He said that they will continue to buy it,” Imran Khan said while quoting EAM Jaishankar and added “Yeh hota hai aazad mulk.” (This is what an independent nation looks like).

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