The world’s newest state South Sudan was officially accepted and inducted into the membership of the United Nations Organization as its 193rd member on Thursday which saw also saw the hoisting of the flag of the newly born nation in the premises of the UN.
The country’s Vice-President Riek Machar hailed the day as emotional and historic and shared his humbleness on being a part of the world community.
The flag has a triangle at the hoist, a gold star in the triangle, and colors- black representing the South Sudanese people, white standing for peace, red embodying the bloodshed for freedom, green symbolizing the land and blue to present the waters of Nile. The gold star of Bethlehem in the triangle represents the hope of the South Sudanese people.
The resolution to accept South Sudan as the 193rd state was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly leading to the admittance of the newly formed state as the newest and 193rd member of UNO.
South Sudan has declared its independence on last Saturday from Sudan. Its independence was the result of January 2011 referendum held under the terms and conditions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended the decade long civil war between the North and the South.
REPORT BY BIKRAM SINGH RANA