The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, has called for the strengthening of bilateral relations between Ghana and India.
According to Mr. Rajaram, the achievements announced by his country were possible thanks to the help of its global partners of which Ghana was the first.
Mr Rajaram said this yesterday in an interview with the Ghanaian Times at the Indian Commissioner’s residence in Accra when the Commission commemorated the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.
“Relations between India and Ghana are very close and warm. We are partners not only during independence, but before that, when we were fighting against colonial domination.
“What we have achieved over the past 75 years has always been with our close partners globally, and Ghana is number one among Indian partners globally,” he added.
The High Commissioner further commended the past and current presidents of the two countries for the remarkable role they played in achieving independence, as well as in promoting their bilateral relations.
He also pleaded with Indians residing in Ghana and outside to stay engaged and observe the rules and regulations of the country stipulated in the constitution to help transform it socially, economically and politically.
“On this day, I will urge the citizens of India to contribute in the nation building process as they are the ones who gave themselves the constitution,” Mr. Rajaram said.
Mr. Rajaram noted that India, like Ghana, has been badly affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in all sectors of its economy.
He, however, explained that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also presented the country with an opportunity to improve technology as many industries and businesses have resorted to the use of technological devices in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The High Commissioner recognized the considerable role played by women in the economic, political and social transformation of the country.
The annual event provides an opportunity for the Indian community in Ghana to stand in solidarity with their compatriots in India and around the world.
They participated in activities such as the hoisting of the Indian national flag, the singing of the Indian national anthem, as well as choreography, plays about the country’s independence struggles and cultural dances.