The Indian expatriates in China and Singapore on Tuesday celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in a restricted method, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misri unfurled the nationwide flag on the Indian embassy the place the celebrations have been restricted to officers of the mission and their households in view of the prevailing COVID-19 state of affairs within the Chinese capital and surrounding areas.
Mr Misri learn out President Ram Nath Kovind’s tackle to the nation. He additionally launched a particular instrumental rendition of ”Vande Mataram” produced by Chaiti Arts Foundation.
Beijing and several other cities are at present experiencing a relapse of coronavirus circumstances. As a outcome, native governments have imposed measures to limit public gatherings.
China’s National Health Commission on Tuesday reported 82 newly confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and one dying because of the virus on Monday.
In Singapore, the High Commissioner of India, P Kumaran, led the Republic Day celebration on the mission by unfurling the nationwide flag and studying President Kovind’s message to the individuals by means of dwell streaming on Facebook.
The ceremony was restricted to members of the High Commission for in-person presence on account of COVID-19 security measures.
Later this night, the Republic Day celebration can be held just about. Recorded messages can be performed on the digital platform. Singapore Minister within the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Tan See Leng, can be representing the federal government, mentioned the High Commission.