WITH sixty five years as a Republic, the Government and people of India can stand proud on the world stage as examples of how self-determination can be achieved with peaceful, but enduring struggle.
A release from Trade, Industry, Investment and Communication Minister, Vasant Bharath, on behalf of the Government, on India’s 65th Republic Day, stated that while that country has given the world a great part of its cultural and religious traditions, it has also made itself an important partner in building a sustainable future.
“A large part of our cultural and religious history originated from India and today, we salute India’s historical and contemporary contribution to world progress,” Minister Bharath stated.
“Today, industry, commerce, education, technology and manufacturing are just some of the areas where India has attained leadership, largely because of the quiet determination and enduring spirit of its people.”
The Minister added: “Even as India continues to reinvent and redefine its importance in world cultural, economic and trade affairs, it can also be proud of the millions in the Indian diaspora who have made remarkable contributions to shaping and sustaining many economies around the world.”
“The Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago are very pleased with the strides made in enhancing and building new partnerships with India and to their Government and people, we send our best wishes and congratulations for defining themselves as a strong model of democracy, peace and progress.”