Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is a wonderful co-incidence of history that Australia shares its national holiday with India— 26 January.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wished India’s Republic Day to the Indian diaspora in Australia.
“There is an easiness, a natural connection, between our two cultures, and a deep friendship. Australians call it mateship. Indians call it dosti,” he said in his statement.
“Our familiarity means that we can work easily together – and together, we strive to build a better world. On this shared day – we honour the communities that share Australian and Indian heritage in our two countries. We know the pandemic has been testing for them with so many families separated,” said Mr Morrison.
He expressed hopes that in 2022, there would be a “COVID recovery – with families reuniting, and students and travellers returning to both of our shores, and our peoples living with health, safety and prosperity.”
“In setting down its constitution in 1950, India secured the democratic freedoms that ensure justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for its people. I join them — and every Australian with a connection to India — in celebrating the constitution’s enactment on this day,” he said.