NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian Consulate hosted a reception for Native American media on the occasion of Diwali. In the first meeting of its kind, Ambassador Jaiswal said there is a lot going on in the women’s space, from grassroots action to the President of India. We need a lot more. I think we have to be able to create a healthier society. The participation of women is very important. We want more and more women to come into the public space; more and more women to join the journey to build the nation. At the Consulate, we are fortunate that the majority of our colleagues are women. Happy Diwali. Let’s enjoy together. Let’s greet and celebrate together. Thanks a lot.”
Earlier, Ambassador Jaiswal lit a Diya which is a traditional ceremony for any event. He was joined by Yoshita Singh, Thomas Oomen, Dr Sudhir Parikh and Professor Indrajit S Saluja.
Sharanjit Singh Thind and Jay Jasbir Singh presented a citation on behalf of the Town of Hempstead to Ambassador Jaiswal. Professor Indrajit S Saluja joined the presentation. A brief entertainment program hosted by Sunny Thakkar of Sneh Arts added to the charm of the event. Radhika Krishnaraj and Harsh Chitroda sang some Bollywood songs. A large number of media representatives and consulate staff attended the event.