Indian-Americans Are A Success In The U.S.: Raja

Friday, 03 February 2017, 10:57 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

WASHINGTON: The Indian-American community in this "greatest country of the world" are a success as they have retained the values of their culture, which has helped them climb the ladder, Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said. 

"You are a success in the greatest country that the world has ever known the United States of America. I stand on your soldiers to reach for the stars," Krishnamoorthi said in his address to Indian-American community of the greater Washington area gathered here in one of its suburbs in Virginia to celebrate India's Republic Day.

In his remarks, Krishnamoorthi attributed his success in the national political to the Indian-American community who over the decades have retained the values of culture of their country of origin, which he said has helped every members of his generation to climb up the ladder. 

"I will be your United States Congressman. I will represent your values. I will represent your dreams," said the Indian-American Congressman from Illinois. 

Popular Indian-American philanthropist, Frank Islam, said 2016 was truly the"Miracle Year for ourIndian-American community". As it made numerous strides in politics. 

"Despite the outcome of Presidential election, it has brought great joy for me because of the substantial gains made by Indian-American candidates. In the course of one election cycle, we saw our community's representation increase by 500 per cent. 500 per cent!Can you believe that?" Islam said. 

"For the first time, we have an Indian-American senator in Sen. Kamala Harris from California. Senator Harris is a rising star in American politics. She is a realtalent," he said. 

"Also Republican Ami Bera from California returning to Washington, along with four new members: Ro Khannafrom California,Washington State's Pramila Jaypal and Illinois' Raja Krishnamoorthi. It was a proud moment for all of us when these fantasticfive individualswere sworn in as members of US Congress less than three weeks ago," Islam said. 

"President Trump has already picked two Indian-American women for key administration positions. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, another real talent, is going to be our next UN Ambassador. Seema Verma will run the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. I would venture to guessthat we canexpect thePresident to pick more Indian-Americans for important posts in the coming weeks," he noted. 

Indian-American Republican leader from Virginia, Puneet Ahluwalia, said the success of the community demands it to be active and participate in mainstream politics. "It is our responsibility to strengthen the diversity of our nation." 

"Our experience intellectual and business acumen should be supporting President Trump and Republican Leadership in creating and promoting American jobs with strong emphasis on balanced trade between US-Indo Pacific Region," Ahluwalia said. 

"We should not loose focus on eradicating terrorism and enemies of democracies," he added.

Read Also:
Trump Not Planning Any Executive Order On H-1B Visas: Kumar
Indian-American Lawmakers Slam Trump's Immigration Order

Source: PTI
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..