SunstarTV Bureau: Indian flag will be installed at the United Nation Security Council stakeout as the country begins its two year tenure as non-permanent members of the powerful UN body, on Monday.
Along with Indian flag, other flags of the five new coming -permanent members (Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico) will be installed at the stakeout during a special ceremony on the first official working day of 2021.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, will install the national flag and is expected to make brief remarks at the ceremony.
India will be the UNSC President in August 2021 and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022. The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states names.
This tradition of the flag installation ceremony was introduced by Kazakhstan in 2018.
Kazakhstan’s former Permanent Representative to the UN, Kairat Umarov had said during the 2019 ceremony, “Like the changing of the guards, it is the changing of flags from outgoing to the new elected members. This solemn ceremony serves the purpose of affirming and respecting the new members with the recognition they deserve.”