With an aim to strengthen ties with the local Indian Community in New Hampshire, the Consulate General of India in New York organized an outreach program for the Indian community on consular, economic, cultural, banking and tourism matters at Concord & Nashua in New Hampshire on July 24-25, 2015. Representatives of different nationalized and private banks of India based in New York, India Tourism, Air India and Make My Trip participated in the event.
Besides, the meeting with the Indian Community, the delegation met with various American dignitaries from New Hampshire State, including the Mayor Donna lee Lozeau, Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster, Former Congressman Paul Hodes, Senator Dan Feltes, Senator Bette Lansky, Senator Lou D’Allasandro, Former State Senator Peggy Gilmour, Councilor Colin Van Ostern, Speaker Shawn Jasper And Michael P. Boyle, CEO & President, Boyle Energy and Businessmen and City elected officials. The delegation was well received by these American dignitaries with warmth and great respect.
A Business Luncheon was organized by State representative Ms. Lata Mangipudi for the delegation members at the Uppam Walker house, Concord. Around 30-40 businessmen and officials participated in the event. It gave a unique opportunity to our bankers and industry partners to get some insight of business opportunities for Indian conglomerates in New Hampshire region.
A visa camp and the community event were organized on the following day at Rivier University, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire. More than 150 people participated in the visa camp, where applications for Indian visa, OCI cards and Renunciation certificates were received from the applicants. Over 200 people from various Indian Community and Associations based in New Hampshire region attended the Community event in the evening, followed by a networking dinner. Besides, people representing print and electronic media also covered both the events. The Outreach program provided a platform to the community to know about the activities of the Consulate as well as other economic houses of India based in New York/Washington. The Community welcomed the idea and requested us to organize such events frequently.