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January 31, 2012 > Corbett celebrates India Republic Day

Corbett celebrates India Republic Day

Submitted By Andrew LaMar

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) celebrated India Republic Day on January 26, 2012 by honoring several prominent Indian Americans from her East Bay district in a special ceremony on the Senate floor.

"On this important day, we pay tribute to India's independence, its constitution and its thriving democracy and remember those who sacrificed their lives to make the Republic of India a reality," Corbett said. "I thank the Indo-American community in my district for sharing the joy of this wonderful celebration with us and reminding us of its significance, and for its dedication to core community values of family, service, knowledge and peace."

India's Republic Day commemorates January 26, 1950, the day the Constitution of India took effect and officially became the ruling document for the nation.

The flag of India was flown on the Senate floor for the occasion and Corbett recognized several Indian American businessmen and public officials from her district, including acting Fremont Mayor Anu Natarajan, one of the first Indian American woman mayors in the nation.

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