Singapore's President extends greetings to Indian people on Independence Day

President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam has written to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and the people of India to convey his greetings on the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day on August 15. Members of Indian diaspora living in Singapore will celebrate the Independence Day will full patriotism. A special programme will be organised at the Indian High Commission in Singapore.71st Independence Day on August 15. Members of Indian diaspora living in Singapore will celebrate the Independence Day will full patriotism. A special programme will be organised at the Indian High Commission in Singapore.

President of Singapore Tony Tan.
President of Singapore Tony Tan. Photo courtesy: Youtube

President Tony wrote to the Indian President, “On behalf of the people of Singapore, I warmly congratulate President Ram Nath Kovind and the people of India on the momentous occasion of the Republic of India’s 71st Independence Day. Since 1947, India has made tremendous strides not only as a 71st Independence Day. Since 1947, India has made tremendous strides not only as a nation, but also as a major contributor towards international peace and stability.”

Recalling the close ties between Singapore and India, President Tony stated, “Even before Singapore’s independence in 1965, our two countries have been bound by close historical and cultural ties. 50 years later in 2015, our relations were further bolstered by the signing of the India-Singapore Strategic Partnership.”

President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

He added, “Our relations continue to expand in new areas such as smart cities and skills development, and to deepen in defence cooperation, trade and investment, finance and culture. I am confident that the future holds much promise for our special relationship.”

Meanwhile, Indian Independence Day will be celebrated with full gusto at the premises of Indian High Commission in Singapore located on the Grange Road. The unfurling of national flag will take place at 9:00 am. All Indian citizens and friends of India have been invited to attend the ceremony.

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