News Bureau

January 27, 2023

BDB celebrated 74th Republic Day with great pomp

The 74th Republic Day of India was celebrated with great fervor and patriotism at Bharat Diamond Bourse. The Chief Guest Mr. Andrew Caruso, Officer Political Economic Section, Consulate General of USA, Guest of Honour for the occasion was Mr. Moabi Phia, Director General - India, Botswana International Trade Centre, who especially came from Delhi for the event and Mr. Sunil Dhamane, Joint Municipal Commissioner. The event was attended by Mr. Mehul Shah (Vice President - BDB), Mr. Kiran Gandhi (Secretary – BDB), Mr. Paresh Mehta (Joint Secretary – BDB), Mr. Anup Zaveri (Treasurer –BDB), BDB Committee Members Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Mr. Milan Parikh, Mr. Mahesh Vaghani, Mr. Saket Mehta, Mr. Kumar Mehta, Mr. Suresh Shah, Mr. Prakash Shah along with a large number of dignitaries, members of the diamond industry, and the general public.

The program for the day began with the flag hoisting ceremony at 09.00 AM. The national flag was hoisted by the BDB Vice President Mr. Mehul Shah, Chief Guest Mr. Andrew Caruso and Guest of Honour Mr. Moabi Phia in the presence of the dignitaries, members, and the public. The hoisting of the flag was followed by the national anthem.

After the Flag-hoisting ceremony, the BDB Vice President, Chief Guest, and Guest of Honour inspected the parade that was lined up for the occasion. The parade consisted of contingents from the Quick Response Security Team (QRST), Fire Team, Security Team, Brass Band, Technical Team, Liftman Team and House Keeping Team. The parade was a spectacle of color, culture, and tradition, and was greatly appreciated by the audience.

The parade was followed by the march past, where the contingents marched in perfect unison, displaying their discipline and training. The march past was followed by an unarmed combat demonstration by QRST, who showcased their skills and techniques in the art of self-defense followed by a fire safety rescue operation drill, where a team of firefighters demonstrated their skills in rescuing people from a simulated fire emergency.

Vice President of BDB Mr. Mehul Shah handled the special guests and strongly trying for the tie-up with them in future.  Chief Guest-Mr. Andrew Caruso, Guest of Honour-Mr. Moabi Phia, Mr. Sunil Dhamane and Mr. Milan Parikh thanked the members and the public for their participation and support.

In conclusion, the 74th Republic Day celebration at Bharat Diamond Bourse was a grand success. The event showcased the rich cultural heritage and tradition of India and the patriotism and unity of the diamond industry. The event was a fitting tribute to the Republic of India and the spirit of its people.



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