Washington, DC: The Indian National Overseas Congress I(INOC) accorded a warm reception to former External Affairs Minister of India and Senior Congress Leader Shri Salman Khurshid in Washington DC on March 19th.
INOC(I) President, General Secretary and member met Salman Khurshid and briefed him of the activities of the Organization and also spoke to him on the issues and concerns of the Diaspora in the USA. Salman Khurshid was on a visit to address the Prestigious George Washington University and took time off to attend the meeting with INOC(I).
President INOC(I) – Lavika Bhagat Singh spoke on the several initiatives that she and Chairman Shudh Parkash Singh undertook – especially the Chalo Punjab campaign that was successful and she hoped that this initiative could be again taken up during the forthcoming Punjab Elections. She also spoke on the past events on literature and culture that she had hosted on the Capital Hill and were attended by the Congress leaders like Dr. Karan Singh and Shashi Taroor. She hoped that INOC(I) can host an event in the near future to help build stronger economic cooperation between USA and India. She was hopeful that the event will involve successful and renowned economists in this initiative that she is planning.
Rajender Dichpally briefed Salman Khurshid on the successful elections to INOC(I) conducted for the first time ever. He said we are grateful to our true leader Shudh Parkash Singh for his decision to hold elections democratically. Rajender also spoke on the activities of various chapters like Kerala, Punjab and Telangana that are helping spread the Congress ideology in the USA.
He hoped that the Indian National Congress will work closer with INOC(I) in helping spread the message of Pluralism and Nationalism among the Diaspora and hoped to see more meaningful visits of Congress Leaders to the USA like the present visit of Shri Salman Khurshid. There were other prominent economists, entrepreneurs and thinkers who attended the meeting between INOC(I) and Shri Salman Khurshid.
Attached Photo: Shri Salman Khurshid *Former External Affairs Minister of India) with Smt.Lavika Bhagat Singh (President – Indian National Overseas Congress(I)) and Rajender Dichpally (National General Secretary – Indian National Overseas Congress(I))