issues affecting Indo-US commerce. The visit of India’s Prime Modi to the USA adds more
vigor to the dialogue for significant mutual benefits to the people of India and the USA.
IAGCC looks forward to further strengthening the partnership between India and USA during concurrent dialogue and discussions. IAGCC supports the active agenda being pursued
and looks forward to much progress at economic and other levels.
I applaud the GOPIO for commemorating this historic
moment in the growing US-India relationship as the world’s oldest democracy welcomes the leader of the world’s largest democracy. The US and India are natural partners rooted in our shared
values and interests. From economic ties and tourism, to defense
and cultural relations, the multifaceted relationship between US
and India is growing rapidly. As India plays an increasingly
important role on the global stage, US-India ties have never been
One thing is certain: moving closer together will do more good
for our two countries. As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus
on India and Indian Americans, I will continue to seek new
opportunities to grow and develop the US-India relationship, as
well as continue to work hand-in-hand with the vibrant Indian
I am honored to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi to
New York City for this historic visit to USA.
This is an exciting time for both India and the US, as we
embark on a new chapter of our global partnership and the special relationship that exists between our countries. From global
security to global warming, India is our partner in promoting
democracy and progress, and that will continue to be the case
for many years to come.
The recent elections represent a moment of hope and opportunity for India to further increase its influence on the world
stage. The Indian-American population - over 3 million strong
in the United States - is an outstanding and vibrant community
that continues to make countless contributions to society.
As a Member of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, I look forward to discussing issues that affect our two
great nations. Although the US-India relationship is stronger than
it has ever been, I look forward to working with the Hon. Prime Minister and his Government
to make it even better.
Best wishes and much progress to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Greetings and congratulations to all the members and supporters of GOPIO and IAGCC. The outreach and relations you have
cultivated over the years especially globally and with
Government of India are noteworthy.
I want to join you in welcoming Prime Minister Hon.
Narendra Modi to City of New York and Borough of Queens,
known as “The World’s Borough” representing more than 120
countries, speaking more than 135 languages. The People of
Indian origin are an important part of the fabric of our diversity
and great asset in development here in their new home. They
contribute very effectively in sharing their faiths and rich cultures in our communities.
On behalf of the 2.3 million residents of Queens, I congratulate
Prime Minister Hon. Narendra Modi and extend best wishes for
a successful visit in the USA.
It is an honor to welcome India’s Prime Minister Hon. Narendra
Modi to New York City during his first official visit to USA.
The receptions and meetings for Prime Minister Modi will highlight
both the importance of the visit and the great expansion of the
Indian-American community in the United States. New York City and
India have a valuable relationship - New York is
home to the largest and fastest growing Indian-
American population of any city in the US. This
community’s contributions immensely benefit our local economy and cultural landscape. As
Comptroller, I look forward to working together to bolster the already strong link between the
India and City of New York. My best wishes to Prime Minister Modi for a successful and pro-
With great pleasure, I extend warmest greetings to India’s Prime
Minister Hon. Narendra Modi as he visits the USA. My sincere congratulations to Prime Minister Modi on his recent election as prime
In my capacity as NYS Assemblyman, I represent among the most
diverse districts in New York State, with my district being home to
one of the state’s largest Indian populations. Given such a large and
thriving community, I applaud GOPIO for the work they have done
in service to Indian-Americans in the great State of New York.
As a longtime friend of the Indian-American community and
organizations such as GOPIO, I wish Prime Minister Modi a successful and productive visit to our city, state, and country.
A very warm welcome to India’s PM Hon. Narendra Modi. I express the boundless enthusiasm, hope and confidence of the Indian Diaspora in your leadership. Your spirit of outreach to
children, women, and economically backward masses, shows deep humanitarian concern. We
pray for your success in advancing India to greater heights.
Dr. Renuka Misra,
GOPIO International Coordinator, North America
Rep. Joseph Crowley,
from the US and India
Rep. Grace Meng,
Melinda Katz, Queens
The United States Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution S.Res.571 designating September 30 as ‘US-India Partnership Day’ recognizing India-US contributions and relationship.
The resolution emphasizes mutual benefits of a thriving U.S-India partnership, stressing
the importance of increasing collaboration to promote stability, democracy and economic
prosperity in the 21st century. India’s PM Narendra Modi is to meet President Barack
Obama on September 30.
Prominent community advocate Sante Chary took the initiative, proposed and wrote the
major portion of the bill, working with prominent community leader Dr Sambhu Banik.
They collaborated with US Sen. Mark Warner (Democrat) and John Cornyn (Republican)
who are co-chairs of U.S. Senate’s bipartisan India Caucus.
It was due to Chary’s vision and tenacity with support of Dr. Banik that resulted in this
The resolution expresses that: PM Narendra Modi of India should address Congress at
the earliest opportunity; the U.S. government should hold a strategic dialogue in New
Delhi that lays out clear objectives for the U.S.-India relationship; the US nominate and
confirm an Ambassador to India as soon as possible; the US and India should continue to
expand economic engagement, including finalizing a bilateral investment treaty and
reviving the Trade Policy Forum; India should continue its economic liberalization
reforms, including discussions with other APEC forum nations about Indian membership
in APEC; the US and India should expand energy, defense, and security cooperation; and
India should modify its offset regime so funds can flow to a second tier of Indian priorities such as education, skills development, or manufacturing.
Said Sen. Warner, “I am proud to sponsor this resolution celebrating the partnership
between U.S. and India. The US-India relationship remains one of the most important
partnerships in the world”, said Sen. Cornyn. Chary remarked: “I firmly believe in this ini-
tiative and both countries are better off for it.”
“As the world’s two largest democracies, the U.S.-India relationship remains one of the
most important partnerships in the world. We warmly welcome Prime Minister Modi to
the United States and are hopeful we can work together to grow our relationship and iden-
tify areas we can strengthen in the years to come... ,” said Sen. Cornyn.
US Senate designates Sept 30
as ‘US-India Partnership Day’
India Abroad September 2014 Response Feature S5