The Embassy of India in Warsaw celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 to commemorate the coming into force of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950.
On the occasion, the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Poland and Lithuania, H.E. Mrs.Nagma Mallick hoisted the national flag of India at an event held in the morning of 26 January, 2023 at the Embassy premises and read out the address of Hon’ble President of India. Members of the Indian community and many Polish friends of India joined the celebration.
And in the evening of 26 January 2023, Ambassador Mrs.Nagma M. Mallick, hosted a dinner event where she read out a speech about India Poland relations. Many high level dignitaries such as the Ambassador of Malaysia, Ambassador of Indonesia, Members of Indian associations, federations and other organizations attended the event. A cultural program was held where a folk group from Rajasthan presented a wonderful show.
“Our Ambassador is doing a great job, and on behalf of the Indian community of Poland, I would like to thank Mrs.Mallick for helping the community and taking good care of us” says Dr. Shelly Sharma, Director -Cultural wing, Razvi Events.
The Kalbelia – Rajasthani Folk dance group in Poland
To celebrate the Republic day of India, The Embassy of India had invited an 8-member group from Rajasthan. They held public performances in three cities of Poland. On 25 January at the Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw, on 28 January in Krakow and on 29 January at the Rynek, Wroclaw. These shows were attended by both Indians in Poland as well as the Polish spectators.
The Kalbelia is the celebrated dance of the traditional snake-charming tribes of the Thar desert of Rajasthan, the desert state of western India. Since India’s wildlife conservation laws closed down the avenue of snake-charming decades ago, the Kalbelia tribes have concentrated on the performing arts in which they have gained renown worldwide.