Objavljeno: Sub, 26.01.13. 11:42

Draga Indijo, sretan ti 64. rođendan! 

U nastavku pronađite govor predsjednika R. Indije Pranaba Mukherđija, kao i zanimljivu izvedbu indijske himne.


64th Republic Day: The full text of Pranab Mukherjee’s speech

My Fellow Citizens:

On the eve of our 64th Republic Day, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our armed forces, paramilitary forces and internal security forces.

India has changed more in last six decades than in six previous centuries. This is neither accidental nor providential; history shifts its pace when touched by vision. The great dream of raising a new India from the ashes of colonialism reached a historic denouement in 1947; more important, independence became a turning point for an equally dramatic narrative, nation-building. The foundations were laid through our Constitution, adopted on 26 January 1950, which we celebrate each year as Republic Day. Its driving principle was a compact between state and citizen, a powerful public-private partnership nourished by justice, liberty and equality.



India did not win freedom from the British in order to deny freedom to Indians. The Constitution represented a second liberation, this time from the stranglehold of traditional inequity in gender, caste, community, along with other fetters that had chained us for too long.

This inspired a Cultural Evolution which put Indian society on the track to modernity: society changed in a gradual evolution, for violent revolution is not the Indian way. Change across the knotted weaves of the social fabric remains a work in progress, impelled by periodic reform in law and the momentum of popular will.

In the last six decades there is much that we can be proud of. Our economic growth rate has more than tripled. The literacy rate has increased by over four times. After having attained self sufficiency, now we are net exporters of food-grain. Significant reduction in the incidence of poverty has been achieved. Among our other major achievements is the drive towards gender equality.

No one suggested this would be easy. The difficulties that accompanied the first quantum leap, the Hindu code bill, enacted in 1955 tell their own story. It needed the unflinching commitment of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Babasaheb Ambedkar to push through this remarkable legislation. Jawaharlal Nehru would later describe this as perhaps the most important achievement of his life.

The time has now come to ensure gender equality for every Indian woman. We can neither evade nor abandon this national commitment, for the price of neglect will be high. Vested interests do not surrender easily. The civil society and the government must work together to fulfill this national goal.

Fellow Citizens:

I speak to you when a grave tragedy has shattered complacency. The brutal rape and murder of a young woman, a woman who was symbol of all that new India strives to be, has left our hearts empty and our minds in turmoil. We lost more than a valuable life; we lost a dream.

If today young Indians feel outraged, can we blame our youth?

There is a law of the land. But there is also a higher law. The sanctity of a woman is a directive principle of that larger edifice called Indian civilization. The Vedas say that there is more than one kind of mother: birth mother, a guru’s wife, a king’s wife, a priest’s wife, she who nurses us, and our motherland. Mother is our protection from evil and oppression, our symbol of life and prosperity. When we brutalise a woman, we wound the soul of our civilization.

It is time for the nation to reset its moral compass. Nothing should be allowed to spur cynicism, as cynicism is blind to morality. We must look deep into our conscience and find out where we have faltered. The solutions to problems have to be found through discussion and conciliation of views. People must believe that governance is an instrument for good and for that, we must ensure good governance.

Fellow Citizens:

We are on the cusp of another generational change; the youth of India spread across villages and towns, are in the vanguard of change. The future belongs to them. They are today troubled by a range of existential doubts. Does the system offer due reward for merit? Have the powerful lost their Dharma in pursuit of greed? Has corruption overtaken morality in public life? Does our legislature reflect emerging India or does it need radical reforms?

These doubts have to be set at rest. Elected representatives must win back the confidence of the people. The anxiety and restlessness of youth has to be channelized towards change with speed, dignity and order.

The young cannot dream on an empty stomach. They must have jobs capable of serving their own as well as the nation’s ambitions. It is true that we have come a long way from 1947, when our first Budget had a revenue of just over Rs.171 crore. The resource base of the Union government today is an ocean compared to that drop. But we must ensure that the fruits of economic growth do not become the monopoly of the privileged at the peak of a pyramid. The primary purpose of wealth creation must be to drive out the evil of hunger, deprivation and marginal subsistence from the base of our expanding population.

Fellow Citizens:

Last year has been a testing time for us all. As we move ahead on the path of economic reforms, we must remain alive to the persisting problems of market-dependent economies. Many rich nations are now trapped by a culture of entitlement without social obligations; we must avoid this trap. The results of our policies should be seen in our villages, farms and factories, schools and hospitals.

Figures mean nothing to those who do not benefit from them. We must act immediately, otherwise the current pockets of conflict, often described as “Naxalite” violence, could acquire far more dangerous dimensions.

Fellow Citizens:

In the recent past, we have seen serious atrocities on the Line of Control on our troops. Neighbours may have disagreements; tension can be a subtext of frontiers. But sponsorship of terrorism through non-state actors is a matter of deep concern to the entire nation. We believe in peace on the border and are always ready to offer a hand in the hope of friendship. But this hand should not be taken for granted.

Fellow Citizens:

India’s most impregnable asset is self-belief. Each challenge becomes an opportunity to strengthen our resolve to achieve unprecedented economic growth and social stability. Such resolve must be nourished by an avalanche of investment, particularly in better and greater education. Education is the ladder that can help those at the bottom to rise to the pinnacles of professional and social status. Education is the mantra that can transform our economic fortunes and eliminate the gaps that have made our society unequal. So far education has not reached, to the extent desired, to those most in need of this ladder. India can double its growth rate by turning today’s disadvantaged into multiple engines of economic development.

On our 64th Republic Day, there may be some reason for concern, but none for despair. If India has changed more in six decades than six previous centuries, then I promise you that it will change more in the next ten years than in the previous sixty. India’s enduring vitality is at work.

Even the British sensed that they were leaving a land which was very different from the one they had occupied. At the base of the Jaipur Column in Rashtrapati Bhavan there is an inscription:

“In thought faith…

In word wisdom…

In deed courage…

In life service…

So may India be great”

The spirit of India is written in stone.


Objavljeno: Uto, 11.02.14. 14:59

U Hrvatsku dolazi gđa. Preneet Kaur


U službeni posjet Republici Hrvatskoj danas dolazi Preneet Kaur, državna ministrica za vanjske poslove Republike Indije.

Tijekom boravka u Zagrebu, održati će  više susreta s najvišim hrvatskim dužnosnicima.

Objavljeno: Pon, 17.10.16. 09:50

8. sastanak zemalja BRICS-a, Goa

Indija je ovaj vikend bila domaćin posljednjega u nizu sastanaka država BRICS-a. Sastanak oko 900 delegata, kako navodi Indian Express, održan je u saveznoj državi Goa, u mjestu Benaulim. Indija je na sastanak kao domaćin pozvala i predstavnike zemalja BIMSTEC-a zbog strateške i ekonomske važnosti ponajviše za Indiju i Kinu. opširnije
Objavljeno: Uto, 19.04.16. 17:39

Posjet ministra vanjskih poslova Republici Hrvatskoj

Umirovljeni general Viđaj Kumar Singh, ministar vanjskih poslova Republike Indije, posjetio je prošli tjedan Hrvatsku i pojedine hrvatske dužnosnike. Uz posjet Kumrovcu, ministar je bio i u Velikom Trgovišću, a u Zagrebu se susreo i s udrugama zainteresiranima za suradnju s Indijom. opširnije
Objavljeno: Uto, 23.02.16. 11:18

Tisuću rijeka prema moru borbe

piše Aca Vragolović 
Kastinski sistem je sistem društvene stratifikacije star više od 3 000 godina, preoblikovan pod Britanskim carstvom. Bazira se na osnovnoj podjeli na 4 varne, iz kojih se razvilo nebrojeno mnogo manjih organizacijskih jedinica, nazvanih 'đati'. Izvan kastinskog sistema nalaze se tzv. nedodirljivi, oni koji tu spadaju po rođenju ili koji su kastinsku pripadnost izgubili zbog kakva prekršaja. Oni sami, od 19. stoljeća, preferiraju naziv 'dalit', „potlačeni“, kako bi opisali stalnu opresiju koja se vrši nad njima. 

Objavljeno: Pet, 18.12.15. 11:55

 M - kao društvena stigma

Piše Aca Vragolović

Bez obzira kojoj kulturi pripadali, o njoj se najčešće u društvu ne razgovara, a ako je potrebno spomenuti je, obično se koriste različiti eufemizmi. Kod nas su popularni „došli su mi oni dani“, „imam tehničkih problema“, „imam stvari“, a u Indiji „imam suho grlo“, „kad će ti doći odjeća?“ etc. Riječ je o izvjesnoj riječi na 'm' – menstruaciji.

Objavljeno: Sub, 14.11.15. 08:51

Zamah prema vjerskom nacionalizmu

piše Aca Vragolović

Premijer Modi neko vrijeme se uopće nije izjašnjavao o brutalnom ubojstvu. Pristaše Indijske narodne stranke (Bharatija Đanata Party, dalje u tekstu: BJP) njegovu šutnju opravdavali su govoreći da Modi ne mora komentirati svako ubojstvo. Također su se mogle čuti i izjave koje odišu idejama vrlo nalik onima fašizma.
Objavljeno: Sri, 30.07.14. 19:09

Otvorena nova zgrada Veleposlanstva Indije

U srijedu 30. srpnja 2014. godine svečanom je ceremonijom otvorena nova zgrada Veleposlanstva Indije u Zagrebu.

Svečanosti su nazočili uvaženi gosti iz političkog, kulturnog i gospodarskog života grada Zagreba prevođeni gradonačelnikom Milanom Bandićem, članovi diplomatskog kora, Indijski državljani kao i prijatelji Indije.

Objavljeno: Sri, 12.02.14. 17:29

Preneet Kaur u Zagrebu nagasila važnost dugotrajnih odnosa Indije i Hrvatske

Brojni susreti indijske ministrice vanjskih poslova Preneet Kaur u Zagrebu: Htjela sam pokazati važnost dugotrajnih odnosa Indije i Hrvatske, koji se razvijaju još od doba Nehrua i Tita. Stoga sam za ovo putovanje izabrala samo posjet Hrvatskoj.
Objavljeno: Ned, 26.01.14. 13:34

Sretan Dan republike!

26.1.2014. Indija slavi Dan republike opširnije
Objavljeno: Ned, 23.09.12. 08:01

Novi veleposlanik Republike Indije u Zagrebu

Predsjednik Republike Hrvatske Ivo Josipović primio je vjerodajnice Nj.E. Lal Thla Muane. 

Preuzeto sa stranice: www.predsjednik.hr

Objavljeno: Sub, 26.03.11. 00:13

Veleposlanik Indije održao predavanje u ciklusu The Embassy Series sponsored by the Ruđer Bošković Institute

Na predavanju, koje je okupilo šezdesetak uzvanika iz akademske i diplomatske zajednice, veleposlanik Singh predstavio je indijsko gospodarstvo i znanost. opširnije
Objavljeno: Čet, 10.02.11. 18:47

Nj.E. Pradeep Singh govorio o hrvatsko-indijskoj suradnji

Veleposlanik Republike Indije, Nj.E. Pradeep Singh u Europskom domu u Zagrebu 3. veljače 2011. održao predavanje "Namaste Indija".   opširnije
Objavljeno: Pet, 11.06.10. 20:07

Dubrovnik očarao i oduševio indijskog potpredsjednika Ansarija

Tijekom svog boravka u petak u Dubrovniku, potpredsjednik Ansari protokolarno se susreo u Palači Ranjina sa županom Nikolom Dobroslavićem, a nakon toga je u društvu predsjednice Gradskog vijeća Olge Muratti razgledao znamenitosti.
Objavljeno: Pet, 11.06.10. 08:28

Predsjednica Vlade Republike Hrvatske Jadranka Kosor sastala se u četvrtak u Banskim dvorima s potpredsjednikom Republike Indije Hamidom Ansarijem.

Premijerka Kosor izrazila je uvjerenje da će ovaj posjet pridonijeti daljnjem jačanju hrvatsko-indijskih odnosa koji su dobri, bez otvorenih pitanja, te posebice daljnjem jačanju gospodarske razmjene.
Objavljeno: Čet, 10.06.10. 18:07

Luka Bebić primio indijskog potpredsjednika Hamida Ansaria

Predsjednik Hrvatskoga sabora Luka Bebić primio je u četvrtak u službeni posjet potpredsjednika Republike Indije i predsjednika Vijeća država (gornjeg doma) indijskog parlamenta Mohammada Hamida Ansaria s Izaslanstvom.
Objavljeno: Sri, 09.06.10. 22:39

Predsjednik Ivo Josipović primio indijskog potpredsjednika Hamida Ansarija

Potpredsjednik Indije Hamid Ansari, kojemu je u srijedu priređen svečani doček u predsjednikovu uredu, najviši je indijski dužnosnik koji je ikad boravio u službenom posjetu Hrvatskoj.
To je ujudno i prvi službeni posjet nekoga stranog državnika u mandatu predsjednika Josipovića.
Objavljeno: Sri, 09.06.10. 09:19

Potpredsjednik Republike Indije Hamid Ansari boravio u službenom posjetu Hrvatskoj od 9. do 11. lipnja

Prvog dva dana službenog posjeta potpredsjednik Indije boravio je u Zagrebu gdje se sastao sa svojim domaćinom predsjednikom Ivom Josipovićem, predsjednikom Hrvatskog sabora Lukom Bebićem i predsjednicom Vlade Jadrankom Kosor.
Objavljeno: Pet, 05.03.10. 11:36

Izaslanstvo Hrvatskog sabora u Indiji

Bebić u Indiji: Jačanje suradnje na multilateralnom i gospodarskom planu

Zadnjih desetak godina Indija, koja broji više od milijardu stanovnika, bilježi znatnu gospodarsku ekspanziju, ali i snažnu afirmaciju kao važnog političkog čimbenika međunarodnih odnosa, te je posjet predsjednika Hrvatskog sabora s izaslanstvom toj državi iskorišten za intenziviranje političkog dijaloga i buduće suradnje Hrvatske i Indije, a tome će svakako pridonijeti i predstojeći posjeti najviših indijskih dužnosnica. opširnije
Objavljeno: Sub, 03.10.09. 08:50

U Hrvatskom saboru obilježen Međunarodni dan nenasilja

U organizaciji Hrvatsko-indijske međuparlamentarne skupine prijateljstva, kojoj je na čelu zastupnica Marija Lugarić, održan je prigodni program povodom obilježavanja Međunarodnog dana nenasilja i 140. obljetnice rođenja Mahatme Gandhija. opširnije
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