India Illuminates Qutub Minar To Celebrate Mexican I-Day
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – The iconic monument of Qutub Minar was illuminated in the national colors of Mexico on Mexican Independence Day.
Visuals showed the iconic monument colored in green, white, and red, presenting an exemplary view.
A ceremony was also held in the national capital to celebrate the occasion, which was presided over by the Mexican ambassador to India, Federico Salas.
“Iconic monuments of New Delhi, such as the Qutub Minar, which dates back to the 13th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were illuminated in the national colors of Mexico on the occasion of our commemoration of 213 years of independence,” the Mexican embassy in India said.
Mexican envoy Salas also affirmed pride on the occasion and called it a sign of strong India-Mexico friendship.
“Very proud to see the national colors of Mexico illuminate some of the great historical sites of Delhi as a sign of the strong Mexico-India friendship,” he wrote on X.
Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on September 16. On this day in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, referred as the ‘The Father of Mexican Independence’, declared independence from Spain.
Notably, this year marks 213 years of Mexico’s independence.
Mexico was the first Latin American country to recognize India after her independence, and both established diplomatic relations in 1950.