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Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna addresses Indian American community in Columbus

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The envoy felicitates 7-year-old Indian American National Math Challenge winner.

The Federation of Indian Associations of Central Ohio on Friday organized a community interaction with Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna.

Addressing the community, the diplomat praised the contribution of the Indian American community in the strengthening the US-India relationship.

At the event, held in Columbus, Sarna also felicitated 7-year-old Indian American boy Arush Kristipati, who won the National Math Challenge in the Juniors category, conducted by Aloha, New Jersey.

Amb. Navtej Sarna felicitating 7 year old Arush Kristipati, National Math Challenge Winner in the Juniors category conducted by Aloha, New Jersey (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Federation of Indian Associations of Central Ohio is a volunteer non-profit organization established in 1983 to bring all the Indian American groups in Central Ohio under one umbrella.

Addressing the community, Sarna spoke about latest economic developments in India and answered a wide range of questions on India-US relations. He thanked the federation for organizing the event.

The group announced that it will host the India Festival 2018 on August 25 at the Ohio Expo Centre.

The India Festival is celebrated each year to create awareness about the Indian culture and to understand how it is adding to the cultural diversity of Ohio. The festival is a one-of-its-kind event presented by Indian community in central Ohio.

Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was named the Ambassador of India to the United States of America in September 2016.


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