Indian Consulate, NY, Bhavan USA host book release event to felicitate Dr P Jayaraman

The Indian Consulate, New York, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan USA and Vani Prakashan, New Delhi, hosted a book release event on June 20 at the Consulate, celebrating Indian cultural heritage and honoring Dr P Jayaraman, writer, scholar and former executive director of Bhavan USA.

Dr Jayaraman was felicitated for his new book, “The Alwars,” a brief history of Vaishnava saint-poets. Among the attendees were: TV Asia chairman and CEO Padma Shri H R Shah; Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Secretary MEA (Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs); India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty; Dr Naveen Mehta, chairman, Bhavan USA; Chandrika Tandon, businesswoman, Grammy-nominated artist and philanthropist; Swami Yuktatmananda and many prominent members of the community.

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