Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Proclaims February 15th as the S Jaishankar Day

POTOMAC, MD: If his first public interaction with the Indian and Indian Americans in the Washington, DC, area is an indication, the partnership between the new Indian Ambassador to the United States, S. Jaishankar, and the community will be a formidable one.


Speaking at a reception hosted by the National Council on Indian Americans here on Saturday evening, the ambassador effusively praised the community for helping India and the United States transform their relationship and promised to continue to tap its support in further advancing the ties.


“When an American today thinks of India, I think the image of India that comes to people’s mind [is] their Indian American neighbors, their Indian American colleagues at workplace, the people who provide them services and advise of various kinds,” Jaishankar, who took charge in late December, said. “This is a community which is regarded as the best-educated community, the highest income [earning] community and extraordinarily responsible community. And I must tell you that I am extremely proud to come here as ambassador and when I travel around been seen as a reflection of that community.”


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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:30am