US, Australia Leaders Send Wishes To India On 77th Independence Day
As India celebrates its 77th Independence Day on August 15, Tuesday, the spirit of patriotism fills the air. This significant day commemorates India’s liberation from British rule in 1947. On this occasion, people from various walks of life come together to rejoice in their shared history and culture.
Joining in the festivities, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken conveyed heartfelt regards to the people of India. In an official statement issued on August 14, Blinken expressed,
“We extend our warmest wishes to the people of India as they mark 76 years of independence this August 15, on behalf of the United States of America.”
This day serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the strong partnership between India and the US. Blinken emphasized the enduring bond and the profound history that underpins the bright future both nations are shaping together.
Recognizing India’s position as the world’s oldest and largest democracy, the Secretary of State hailed the deepening relationship, which continues to grow as they collaborate for a world characterized by openness, prosperity, security, stability, and resilience.
In his concluding remarks, Blinken reassured India of the United States’ unwavering support in addressing global challenges. He affirmed the commitment to working hand in hand to ensure peace and prosperity for both nations.
Notably, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese also joined in extending his heartfelt wishes to the Indian community on this momentous occasion.
Albanese’s message, shared on August 15, emphasized the remarkable journey that India has undertaken since gaining independence. He stated,
“On India’s Independence Day, I extend my best wishes to the communities across Australia that are partaking in the celebrations.”
Albanese commended India’s pursuit of patriotic dreams and reflected on the call made by India’s past leaders to strive diligently toward realizing these dreams.
He acknowledged the significant contributions made by the Indian community to Australia’s diverse fabric, highlighting their role as students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and builders of families and communities.
Concluding his message, Albanese emphasized the enduring friendship between Australia and India, affirming his vision to further strengthen the bond between the two nations.
He envisions achieving this through the collaborative efforts of the Australia-Indian communities, which will foster deeper connections and understanding.
India has made its significant recognition at the international level. This is probably the first time when global leaders as well as foreign celebrities are sending their warm wishes to India for its 77th Independence Day celebrations.