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HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATES UK-INDIA DEMOCRATIC TRADITION

HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATES UK-INDIA DEMOCRATIC TRADITION
September 11
10:20 2018

The British High Commission today celebrated the upcoming International Day of Democracy (15 September) through a lively event with Swaniti Initiative, a New Delhi based NGO. The panel discussion posed the question: ‘‘Is there a secret sauce to democracy? The qualities that make democracy flourish” and included lawmakers, politicians and NGO representatives and young people. 

The International Day of Democracy was established in 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy.  All member states and organisations were invited to commemorate the day and celebrate the different models of democracy around the world. 

Kieran Drake, Minister Counsellor—Political and Press, British High Commission said: 

“The UK is one of the world’s oldest democracies and India the largest. I’m delighted that today’s event has celebrated this common democratic tradition in the most appropriate way – through vibrant, open debate.

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