Indians celebrate Republic Day in the Ugandan capital Kampala

Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar with the contestants
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar with the contestantsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala

As Indian missions worldwide geared up to celebrate 'Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' to commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements, the Republic Day celebrations at the Indian High Commission of Kampala had a defining touch to it.

Besides the regular unfurling of the national flag, there were various contests, and the NRIs in Uganda were invited to participate in contests like online painting and quiz competitions.

The display of Rangoli colors was mesmerizing, and prizes were distributed to the delighted winners by High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar.

According to the 2019 census, there has been a magnificent rise in the number of Ugandans residing in India.

Uganda, in turn, boasts of around 20,000 Indians living there.

The Indians there have a substantial role in the functioning of the Ugandan economy, given their skills and expertise.

Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over the certificate for the online painting contes
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over the certificate for the online painting contesPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar unfurls Tricolor amidst dignatries
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar unfurls Tricolor amidst dignatriesPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over the certificate for online singing, dancing, and quiz contests
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over the certificate for online singing, dancing, and quiz contestsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands cover certificates to children for participating in competitions held
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands cover certificates to children for participating in competitions heldPic Courtesy: Indian High Commissioner, Kampal
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over certificates to children for participating in the contests
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar hands over certificates to children for participating in the contestsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Dancers enthralling the audience on the 75th Azaadi ka Mahotsava
Dancers enthralling the audience on the 75th Azaadi ka MahotsavaPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
A child makes a show of symbolic patriotism at the 75th Azaadi Ka Mahotsava
A child makes a show of symbolic patriotism at the 75th Azaadi Ka MahotsavaPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
A girl contestant revels in celebrating the 75th Azaadi ka Mahotsava
A girl contestant revels in celebrating the 75th Azaadi ka MahotsavaPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Pretty young girls all dolled up while participating in singing and dance competition
Pretty young girls all dolled up while participating in singing and dance competitionPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
The future of tomorrow dressed up as freedom fighters commemorate the Azaadi spirit of India
The future of tomorrow dressed up as freedom fighters commemorate the Azaadi spirit of IndiaPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Marking the spirit of Azaadi in spellbinding dancing movements
Marking the spirit of Azaadi in spellbinding dancing movementsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
The classical Indian dance form enraptured the audience with its spectacular performance
The classical Indian dance form enraptured the audience with its spectacular performance Pic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Patriotic fervor is clearly evident in the singing of Desh-Bhakti Geet riveting spectators
Patriotic fervor is clearly evident in the singing of Desh-Bhakti Geet riveting spectatorsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
The “Happy to be Indian” feeling is showcased through the heart touching smile of this dancer
The “Happy to be Indian” feeling is showcased through the heart touching smile of this dancerPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
The audience watches the organized shows with rapt attention as the patriotic zeal spills over
The audience watches the organized shows with rapt attention as the patriotic zeal spills overPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar delivering a speech to mark Republic Day celebrations
Indian High Commissioner A. Ajay Kumar delivering a speech to mark Republic Day celebrationsPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
The reverberating melody of soulful patriotic music draws attention
The reverberating melody of soulful patriotic music draws attentionPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
Display of talent at the 75th Azaadi Ka Mahotsava holds the audience attention
Display of talent at the 75th Azaadi Ka Mahotsava holds the audience attentionPic Courtesy: Indian High Commission, Kampala
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