on 26th January, Indians are united in a moment of shared historic memory as the mark the day in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into effect, officially declaring the country a sovereign, democratic republic — a day that laid the foundation for the world’s largest democracy and the transition away from a constitutional monarchy.
To commemorate this occasion a national celebration was held at the Indian Cultural Center by international students from India, which featured a number of national songs and folk dances.
The celebration was attended by the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Mr. Dennis Filitkin, who highlighted our university’s eagerness to participate in celebrating the national holidays of our international students. The celebration was also attended by Mr. Sergey Melnikov, the Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and Dr. Kumar Dharmendra.
Today these and thousands of other Indian students will mark a shared connection with a country which has become an economic and technological power house in the 75 years since it was founded.