The Embassy of India in Belgrade celebrated the 75th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2024 to commemorate the coming into force of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950
On the occasion, Ambassador of India H.E. Ms. Shubhdarshini Tripathi unfurled the national flag of India at an event held in the morning of 26 January 2024 at the Embassy premises and read out the address of Hon’ble President of India. Members of the Indian community in Serbia and Serbian friends of India joined the celebration.
In the afternoon of the same day, a reception for about 150 guests was held at Hotel Hyatt, Belgrade where Hon’ble Minister for Internal and Foreign Trade, Mr. Tomislav Momirovic was the Guest of Honour. Apart from the prominent members of the local Indian community, members of the diplomatic corps, top officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and other Government agencies, Serbian friends of India from diverse fields including business, culture and media were invited. A cultural program featuring classical Indian dance by students of Panna Dance School, Belgrade was presented during the reception. In her address, the Ambassador highlighted the traditional and historical relations between India and Serbia which are getting further strengthened with the passage of time. Currently, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
India chose 26 January as the official date of the Constitution’s promulgation in recognition of the Purna Swaraj (complete self-rule) declaration of Independence. With the enactment of the Constitution, India was officially known as the Republic of India — a “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic” that “secures to all its citizens justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity,” according to its Preamble.
The main event of Republic Day was held today in New Delhi with parade by our armed forces showcasing India’s Defense capabilities including display of India’s rich cultural & historical heritage. Women empowerment and military prowess of India were central to the parade at New Delhi.