House resolution moved to declare and celebrate August 15 as National Day for World’s 2 largest democracies


To celebrate and reaffirm the democratic principles on which the 2 great nations were born and contribute towards the enriching diversity of the US

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Shri Thanedar, an Indian-American Congressman is leading a US lawmakers’ group and have introduced a resolution to declare India’s Independence Day as a National Day of Celebration of the World’s 2 largest democracies, in the House of Representatives.

This resolution is intended to showcase the world’s largest and most vibrant democracies and their imminent role in championing the cause of democracy throughout the world. The resolution outlines the belief that the strong partnership between the US and India, rooted in shared democratic values, will always be steadfast in advancing global democracy and fostering peace, stability, and prosperity for all nations of the world.

Introduced by Thanedar and co-sponsored by Congressman Buddy Carter and Brad Sharman, the resolution seeks to declare August 15, India’s Independence Day as the National Day of Celebration of the World’s 2 largest democracies.

“Americans with Indian heritage enhance public life in the United States as government officials, military personnel, and law enforcement officers who diligently uphold the principles of the US Constitution and contribute to the enriching diversity of the Nation,” as stated in the resolution.

“It is proper and desirable to celebrate with the Indian people, and to reaffirm the democratic principles on which the two nations were born,” it stated further.

PM Narendra Modi’s state Visit to the US in June this year was instrumental in anchoring the US and India to a new level of trust and understanding on the basis of common interests and shared commitments to freedom, democracy, pluralism, the rule of law, and respect for human rights, it emphasized.

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