WASHINGTON – The NCAIA (National Council of the Association of Asian Indians) and the Sikhs of America hosted a warm farewell dinner for Mr. Anurag Kumar, an Indian diplomat, who served at the Embassy of the India in Washington DC as Minister of Community Affairs for three and a half years.
The farewell dinner was held at the Commonwealth Indian Restaurant in Rockville, Maryland, and brought together Indian community leaders from DC, Maryland and Virginia. Gurcharan Singh, Dr Suresh Gupta, Devang Shah, Anjana Bordoloi, Keerthi Swamy, Rama Sharma, Nagendra Madhavaram, Alpana Barua, Sajid Tarar, Lucky Singh, Rupi Suri and Harbir Batra attended the case.
On behalf of the Embassy of India, Mr. Anurag Kumar, Minister of Community Affairs was accompanied by his wife Ms. Akanksha Kumar, Dr. Jaideep Nair, Minister (Consular Services), Shachi Ghildyal, Counselor, and Vinayak Chavan, First Secretary (CPV) Guests were greeted by Baljinder Shammi Singh, President of NCAIA, Pawan Bezwada, President of NCAIA and Jasdeep Singh Jesse, President of Sikhs of America.
On the occasion, several speakers praised the fact that Mr. Anurag Kumar maintained very warm relations with the Indian community during his mandate. Mr. Baljinder Singh said the community has fond memories of the events during his tenure and whenever they needed Mr. Anurag Kumar for any community issue he always took time for them.
Jasdip Singh Jesse thanked him for his dedication and support to the community. Pavan Bezwada said the Indian community will always be remembered for his services. Dr Suresh K. Gupta wished him the best and success in his future.