• Short Summary

    The last engagement in the crowded programme of Indian President, Dr. Rajondra Prasad, who paid?

  • Description

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    M.S. Girls marching with balloons on their way to the Palace.


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    L.S. Public with flags and banners.


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    M.S. Waiting public kept in check by Military guard.


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    M.S. Waiting public


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    C.U. Pictures of President Soekarno and President Prasad.


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    L.S. Public with National flags.


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    M.S. Students waiting for the speech while singing Indonesian National songs.


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    M.S. Marching women and men with banners.


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    L.S. Marching women and men with flags.


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    M.S. Red Cross boys take care of somebody who faints away.


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    L.S. Opening of the ceremonies, release of balloons in the colours of the Indonesian and Indian flags.


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    L.S. Speech of Minister of State, Mr. Hanafi.


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    L.S. of the Palace.


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    C.U. Public listening to the speech.


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    L.S. Public listening to the speech.


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    C.U. Public listening to the speech.


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    L.S. Speech of President Prasad.


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    L.S. Public listening to the speech.


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    L.S. Speech of President Prasad. A special platform was built in front of the palace for the occasion.


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    M.S. Public waving to both President.


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    L.S. Speech of President Soekarno.


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    L.S. Speech of President Soekarno.


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    C.U. Students listening to the speech.


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    L.S. Public with flags waving to both Presidents.


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    C.U. Public with the flags waving to both presidents.


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    L.S. President Soekarno and President Prasad on their way back to the palace.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The last engagement in the crowded programme of Indian President, Dr. Rajondra Prasad, who paid a ten-day state visit to Indonesia, was a mass meeting in Djakarta.

    Speaking at the India-Indonesia mass rally held at the square in front of the Merdeka Palace in Djakarta, President Prasad called for nuclear disarmament. Dr. Prasad said the cessation of nuclear weapon tests by one country would virtually have its impact on other nations.

    President Soekarno emphasised the unity of human beings throughout the world. "Why should there be a war or hostility between men?" asked the President.

    He said that "all mankind wished to be free and undisturbed and able to lead an independent life free from foreign domination".

    Hundreds of thousands of people listened intently to the two Presidents speaking from a special platform raised in front of the palace and decorated with Indian and Indonesian flags and colours.

    People came from different parts of the city carrying flags of the two countries and banners emphasising Indian-Indonesian friendship. They also carried large portraits of President Prasad and President Soekarno.

    As the meeting opened, balloons in the colours of Indian and Indonesian flags were released symbolising the friendship of the two countries. School children sang national anthems as they waited for the two Presidents to emerge and the meeting to commence.

    At one stage, the crowd became so uncontrollable that the military police on duty had a rough time keeping them in position.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3N5GTQ2LFM480Y6IA9EBZYJ3P
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N5GTQ2LFM480Y6IA9EBZYJ3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
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    N/A

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