GUATEMALA CITY (TIP): In response to the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy of India in Guatemala organized grand celebrations of Har Ghar Tiranga with the Indian Community and different local governments, institutes, and municipalities. The Prime Minister’s call got amazing response and enthusiasm in the Central American region, particularly in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. National flags were spotted at homes of the local Indian Community, business houses, yoga centers & Brahma Kumaris Centersand people from all walks of life, from young children to the elderly, were seen attending the 76th Independence Day evoking feelings of patriotism. On the occasion of 76thIndependence Day, the Embassy organized the flag hoisting and a grand cultural programme at the premises of the Embassy in the presence of more than 160 people, the highest ever participation seen by the embassy for a National Day event. Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Guatemala, Mr. Daniel Cruz, participated in the event along with the community, yoga lovers, artists, influencers, friends of India and representatives of prominent media outlets. The Families and children of local Indian community and Embassy officials participated in the cultural performance recalling India’s struggle for independence and freedom. The Embassy also celebrated Raksha Bandhan with Brahma Kumaris.
Besides, the Embassy in association with Mr. Obispo Puac, Hon’ble Mayor of Tecpan (First Capital of Guatemala) and Mr. Juan Fernando López, Hon’ble Mayor of Quetzaltenango (the second largest city of the country), organized flag hoisting ceremoniesthat were attended by the Members of the Municipal Councils, businessmen, and members of their local communities. As Indian tech industry makes significant contributions to the Guatemalan economy through local investments and enabling skill developments for the local labor force, the Embassy in association with the Indian company 7.ai. and the Office of Mayor of Quetzaltenango organized a job fair which was attended by hundreds of local youth. Indian companies have created around 8500 direct jobs in Guatemala in the recent months.