Kevin Pietersen thanks PM Modi for his greetings on Republic Day;
On India’s 73rd Republic Day, former England captain Kevin Pietersen expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his congratulations.
Taking to his Twitter, Pietersen wrote, “Dear, Mr @narendramodi, Thanks for the incredibly kind words in your letter to me. Ever since stepping foot in India in 2003, I’ve grown more in love with your country on every visit. I was recently asked, ‘what do you most like about India’ & my answer was easy – THE PEOPLE.”
“Happy Republic Day to all Indians for a couple days ago. A proud country & a powerhouse globally! I look forward to meeting you in person soon, to thank you for how India is a global leader in protecting its wildlife! My best wishes!” said in another tweet.
Pietersen’s comments were in reaction to Prime Minister Modi’s letter of gratitude, in which he congratulated the former captain for his feelings for India.
PM Modi penned a letter to former South Africa batter Jonty Rhodes congratulating him for his deep connection to Indian culture the day before Pietersen’s comments.
On January 26, India commemorated its 73rd Republic Day, with a parade showcasing the country’s military power and cultural diversity. As well as several unique efforts to commemorate the country’s 75th year of independence. As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.’
This year’s Republic Day procession had 21 tableaux, 12 of various states and Union Territories, and nine ministries.
Later on Saturday, as part of the Republic Day celebrations, the Beating Retreat Ceremony held.