Consulate General of India celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 9th, 2018 in downtown Chicago. The program included special
felicitations, keynotes, speeches, screening of a documentary and recitations of beautiful poems.
Neeta Bhushan Consul General of India shared, “It has been an excellent one year, I am thankful to all of you and the community because I got a lot of support.” Bhushan also shared the events organized by the Consulate such as Kala Utsav, Yoga Day and also the increase in the scale of the events, more invitees, bigger venues and expansion in the Consulate.
Family members of the victims of the recent violence held in Chicago spoke very highly of the quick efforts made by Consulate. Also on this occasion, the Consul General felicitated Dr. Bharat Barai and Dr. Niranjan Shah, recipients of Bharatiya Pravasi Samman from Chicago area.
Some prominent Hindi poets from Chicago area recited their poems which expressed the sentiments of staying away from the home country.
Source: TV Asia Bureau