Indians living in Liberia over the week observed their 74th Independence Day celebration in the country with a call to always unite and support their humanitarian gesture mainly during this COVID-19 crisis.
A special program was held at the residence of the India Honorary Council General to Liberia, Upjit Sighn Sachdeva, commonly know in Liberia as Mr. Jeety.
Reading the message on behalf of the President of India, Mr. Sighn Sachdeva said, the country’s freedom was due to the fight of civil rights activists and the people of India’s constant fight for freedom.
Referencing Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who lead the most successful campaign against the British for India’s independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
On the current pandemic in the world, the message also indicated that the Indian government’s response to the fight of COVID-19 has helped the large population of India.
“The Doctors, Nurses, and other medical professionals have earned India respect around the globe. Thou, the loss of some medical professional, the increase of health facilities and technologies put in place has helped reduce the cases of COVID-19 in India,” Mr. Sighn said.
He added that the transportation of Indians around the world back to India has reunited many Indians with their families.
According to Mr. Sighn Sachdeva, the Indian government’s major priority will include continuing food distribution to citizens during this COVID-19 period, the promotion of agriculture and local language in schools, the promotion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) programs.
On June 15, 1947, the British House of Commons passed the India Independence Act, or Mountbatten Plan, which divided India into two dominions, India and Pakistan. The Act called for each dominion to be granted independence by August 15, 1947.
The Indian Independence Bill, which carves the independent nations of India and Pakistan out of the former Mogul Empire, comes into force at the stroke of midnight of August 15, 1947, aking India an independent nation.