The Rwandan Liberation Day was celebrated by the Rwandan High Commissioner H.E. Ernest Rwamucyo and the Rwandan diaspora in a spectacular event which hosted more than 400 guests in the Indian capital on Saturday. The event was gracedby Mr.TanmayaLal, the Secretary in charge of Eastern and Southern Africa at the Ministry of External Affairs, as chief guest.
The evening reception was attended by Ambassadors, Diplomats, Senior Indian Government Officials and the members of the Indian business fraternity who gathered to honor the struggle lead by the Rwanda Patriotic Front and the liberation of the country from the Genocidal Regime on July 4, 1994.
In his remarks, Amb. Ernest Rwamucyo paid tribute to the brave men and women of the Rwandan Patriotic Army for stopping the genocide and Liberating Rwanda from the genocidal regime. The Rwandan envoy dwelt on the theme for this year's Liberation celebration, "Prosperity in Dignity". "It speaks of the achievements Rwanda has registered over the last 21 years and the continued journey to social and economic transformation." The High Commissioner explained. "It also emphasizes the Rwandan peoples' enduring struggle for dignity and self-reliance, without which the country's liberation will not be complete." The High Commissioner told the gathering.
Mr. AmbujChaturvedi, Executive Director, Overseas Infrastructure Alliance and Chairman of India Africa Business Promotion Council (IABPC) of ASSOCHAM, speaking on the occasion, congratulated the Rwandan High Commissioner and stated"From our personal experience of having successfully executed World Bank electrification projects for Rwanda, I can claim that Rwanda has set excellent governance standards, not only for Africa to emulate, but also for the entire developing world. Rwanda and India friendship will grow strong by the day. "
The celebration of the Liberation Day also highlighted the excellent bilateral cooperation existing between Rwanda and India, by showcasing Rwandan cultural dances performed by Rwandan students living in Punjab, in fusion with Indian Bollywood dances.