Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla Hosted At Reception In Los Angeles; Would Like To See Consulate In SoCal
By: Bani Mukherjee/Special to India-West
Date: May 1, 2019
“GRANADA HILLS, Calif. – India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Vardhan Shringla was hosted at a reception by Consul General of India in San Francisco Sanjay Panda and Congressman Brad Sherman at the Odyssey Restaurant here April 27.
Attended by over 120 Indian Americans, including Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, Shringla in his address lauded the contributions of the Indian diaspora in the U.S. and the flagship programs of the Government of India, including digital transformation, in India.
Consul General Panda spearheaded the event with his message of India’s insatiable appetite for absorbing technology and innovation leading to digital transformation. He also emphasized his aim in serving the Indian community with greater efficiency. In this connection, Panda spoke about the Gadar Memorial restoration project, originally scheduled to be completed this year, and now scheduled to be finished by 2021.
…Shringla thanked the Indian American diaspora for serving as the cultural ambassadors of India and contributing to a strong foundation for the strategic partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies. The ambassador also spoke in brief about the progress made in bilateral ties over the past year across all domains — defense, economics and trade, energy cooperation, culture and people-to-people exchanges….”