President Trump praised Indian Americans for their contribution on independence dayAugust 17, 2017 14:34
President Donald Trump has praised Indian Americans contribution in shaping the country on the eve of Independence Day.
Trump in his message to the India day parade in Chicago to mark 70th anniversary of India’s independence has said that US and India has shared an enduring bond of friendship founded upon great respect for the values of democracy and mutual security.
“Thanks to “irreplaceable contributions” of Hindus and Indian-Americans, the future of our valued partnership has never looked brighter, and we continue to foster even greater cooperation for future generations”, said trump.
“As we celebrate this magnificent milestone for the people in India, we proudly recognize all of Hindus and Indian Americans who have been influential in shaping the character of our great nation” Trump said according to message read on the occasion.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, said Indian American Community has become an integral part of US, enriching it with its color, music, food and dance. He also read a proclamation signed by him declaring Aug 15 as official India’s Independence Day in the state of Illinois.
Top American lawmakers were called for enhancing the Indo-US Partnership. The event went all day long and there was a concert of Mika Singh also.
Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, has said that, “Today we celebrate India’s independence day and welcome new opportunities to expand economic cooperation and strengthen our trade relations”.
Congressmen Franke Pallone said, “For past 71 years India has proved to be a shining example of democracy and growth.
“India’s expanded role on the world stage has made it one of America’s most important allies and I continue to work and strength our relationship through my work in congress”, he said.
Many other prominent personalities have congratulated India on Independence Day.
In Houston, hundreds of Indians have celebrated Independence Day enthusiastically singing national anthem and lightening up in Tricolor.
Consul General Anupam Ray has hoisted the flag at dawn and recognized the U.S veterans.
“We as a nation admire what the Americans stand for and salute the best in America- US veterans” said Ray.
He also said that, “What represents the US people the best, I could only think of the veterans as they are pillars of American society”. The Indian community here feel grateful to America and wanted to give something back.
“When I learnt that this is what they feel, I thought they must connect with veterans because, this is how Indians who came here have enjoyed their freedom, the opportunities that America gives and this is how they can say thank you to those who made this possible, we hope that this is the beginning of a long relationship”, said Ray.