As part of the Youth Exchange and Participation Program (YEP) of the Argentine Ministry of Defense, a youth delegation from the Argentine Air Force and Army is in New Delhi to participate in the 74th Republic Day celebrations.
This is the first time that the Argentine delegation has come to India for the celebrations.
The 12 youth delegates will take part in the Republic Day celebration, which commemorates India’s adoption of its constitution and transition to a republic on January 26, 1950. Earlier this month, this delegation was dismissed by the Indian Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia, who did so in the presence of the head of the Air Force, Brigadier General Xavier Isaac.
In July 2022, India sent out invitations to 25 youth delegations from six continents to participate in the 2023 Republic Day Parade as part of a special program to honor India’s 75 years of independence. The invitation was extended by the National Cadet Corps (NCC), and young people from different countries traveled to India from January 15 to 30.
For the first time, youth delegations from 15 nations have been invited, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Seychelles. These 15 nations will be added to the ten countries with which the NCC already has a Youth Exchange Program in place: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Russia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Vietnam.
Approximately 300 cadets from the National Cadet Corps or comparable youth organizations from these 25 nations have been invited to attend the ceremonies. As part of the tour, ten young people and their supervisors from each of the 25 countries have been invited to attend the main Republic Day festivities. Specifically, the young guests attended the NCC Republic Day camp.
The selection process was carried out in these countries with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Defense Attachés in the Indian missions in these countries and the youth organizations of these countries. In addition, the youth organizations that will collaborate as partners have been chosen.
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During the evaluation process, the candidate’s knowledge of India, his achievements in the last 75 years, his culture and his people were taken into account.
In July 2022, India sent out invitations to 25 youth delegations from six continents to participate in the 2023 Republic Day Parade as part of a special program to honor India’s 75 years of independence.
About Republic Day celebrations
Every year, the commemoration of this day is marked by a spectacular military and cultural performance. In New Delhi, members of the armed forces parade down Kartavya Road in an impressive display of military prowess. The festivities, which begin with a magnificent procession, take place in the country’s capital, New Delhi, from Raisina Hill, near the Rashtrapati Bhavan, along the Kartavya road, past the India Gate.
Ceremonial marches are held on this day on the Kartavya road as a tribute to India, its unity in variety and its rich cultural history by the Indian states, who build elaborate altarpieces in honor of India.
Note: The article was originally published in English in the Financial Express, and its reproduction in Spanish is done with the direct authorization of the author. Link to the original article:https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/first-time-ever-argentinean-youth-attend-ncc-camp-will-participate-in-republic-day-celebrations/2957409/