Vishnu Kumar Sharma, ambassador of India to South Sudan (third L) issuing statement marking 75 years of Indian independence photo credit: Indian embassy.

Bilateral commitment between Juba And New Delhi Takes New Shape.

By Simon Deng

The Indian ambassador to South Sudan Mr.Vishnu Kumar Sharma has revealed that the bilateral commitment between India and South Sudan has risen sharply in the last six months.

Kumar said this on Monday while hoisting the Indian national flag at its Juba based consul in commemoration of 75yrs of freedom enjoyed by India as well as the achievements of India’s great leaders.  

“The bilateral engagement between India and South Sudan has deepen over the last six months, the visit of the delegation led by H.E. Dr. James Wani Igga, which also included the South Sudan Health Minister, to India in July 2022, to participate in India-Africa Growth Partnership Conclave, will provide a boost to cooperation in several key sectors,” he said.

The Indian diplomat praised the bilateral relation between his country and South Sudan as superb because through the agreement, the Government of India has already commissioned an artificial limbs fitment camp in Juba Military and established a water project at Mangalla IDP Camp.

Mohini Madlani, a female Indian entrepreneur who is set to build a bakery in Juba says that she wants to see more South Sudanese women in business and also employ mainly the nationals of South Sudan to man her business because they are hardworking people.

 “We are grateful as we are enjoying our independence celebration, South Sudan is helpful, and South Sudanese are nice and hardworking, we ask women to train in business so they can become better,” said Madlani.

The secretary for Indian association in South Sudan Sendil Raj, said the current events in South Sudan is ostensibly what India went through 75 years ago in her struggle for independence.

 “We know it was not easy for our forefathers, there was blood shed, who else can understand about the independence rather than South Sudanese, we all are going through the same kind of emotional feelings,” Raj added.

However,Sanjay Patel, the chairperson of Indian association in South Sudan also the director of JIT Mart shed light to it that, the situation in South Sudan is improving in comparison to what it was 17yrs ago and advised that there is a huge need for engaging more in Agriculture.

“People should learn to be self-sufficient through Agriculture, our food is all here and we have no need of depending on our neighbors. Let us go and cultivate and spread peace, law and harmony,” he asked.

Indians from across the world celebrate Independence Day on 15th  of August every year since 1947 as it is the day it regained sovereignty from Britain after nearly 200 years of British imperialism.

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