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First Interaction with media by Consul General

Consulate General of India, Chicago

Wednesday March 31, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

First interaction with Media by Consul General, Mrs. Neeta Bhushan

The Consulate General of India, Chicago organized a briefing Meeting with Media in the Consulate premises on 29 th March, 2017. It was attended by Deshi Media including Desi Talk, India Post, Hi India, TV Asia, Asian Media, Sikh TV, Chicago News Media etc.

Shri O.P.Meena, Consul, welcomed the guests and introduced the new Consul General, Mrs. Neeta Bhushan. She joined the Consulate as Consul General in Chicago on 23 rd January, 2017. During her address, Consul General reiterated her commitment for welfare of Indian community and diaspora residing in her Consul jurisdiction. She briefed the Media about her new initiatives which include operation of one dedicated phone line from 09:00 AM- 05:30 PM, immediate response of queries even received on social media, extension of community outreach programme to one or two every month and Consul General would herself be available to meet people during Open House.

She also briefed the media about her meetings with dignitaries which include meeting with Mr. Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, Mr. Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota, Mr. Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota, Mr. Terry Branstad, Governor of IOWA, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ms. Evelyn Sanguinetti, ieutenant Governor of Illinois and Mr. Jesse White, Secretary of State of Illinois. She informed the media about her meeting with Mr. Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana at NGA meet hosted by Ambassador HE Mr. Navtej Sarna in Washington DC.

She also briefed the media about the incoming & outgoing Trade delegations to and from Chicago. Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management is leading a delegation to Chicago to participate in Road Show on 5 th May, 2017 in connection with CPSE-ETF and disinvestment of HUDCO. Mr. Rajiv Singh, CEO, Prasar Bharati is coming to Chicago on 28 th April, 2017 to meet with Media organization /public service provider. The proposed outgoing Trade delegations include high level Mission led by Governors of Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois as well as Mayor of Indianapolis to India.

On the sideline, Consul General also briefed the Media about forthcoming events to be organized by the Consulate during the year 017 which include Ambedkar Jayanti on 14 th April, 350 th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on 11 th June, 3 rd International Yoga Day on 24 th June, India @ 70 Independence Day celebrations on 15 th August, 2017, Kala Utsav on 26 th August and Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on 2 nd October, 2017.

Consul General answered the questions asked by the Media and thanked for their support in disseminating Consulate’s initiatives, activities & programme among Indian Diaspora.

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