India’s 14th President, Ram Nath Kovind, recently embarked on a significant visit to the United States, making headlines with his presence at various events aimed at fostering Indo-American ties and promoting important causes. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights of his visit.
Event 1: September 27, 2023 – Arrival in New York
On September 27, 2023, Ram Nath Kovind arrived in New York marking the beginning of his eventful journey. His visit was centered around a series of events and interactions with prominent Indo-American personalities.
Event 2: September 28, 2023 – A Remarkable Event Hosted by Book Publisher Maneesh Media
The second day of his visit was marked by a grand event hosted by Maneesh Media, a renowned publishing house famous for its exceptional coffee-table books. Kovind graced the occasion as the chief guest, accompanied by his wife, Savita, and daughter, Swati. He unveiled the book, Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai, a book that showcases the remarkable achievements of Prime Minister of Bharat, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of his 73rd birthday. It encapsulates his 132 international visits and 14 international awards, showcasing the diplomatic efforts and positive outcomes achieved.
The event also saw the presence of Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York, as the Guest of Honor. Other distinguished guests included Dr. Kiran C. Patel, a renowned cardiologist, Brij Sharma, President & CEO of PowerVolt, Inc. and HR Shah, Chairman & CEO of TV ASIA.
The event commenced with Kovind warmly meeting all the distinguished guests, followed by the official proceedings. During the event, Chandmal Kumawat, Chairman of Maneesh Media, expressed his pride in presenting the 55th publication of the publishing house, titled Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai. He extended his gratitude to the former President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries for gracing the occasion, marking a historic moment for Maneesh Media.
Event 3: September 29, 2023 – Supporting Education with Pratham, USA
On the third day of his visit, President Kovind attended an event organized by one of the leading India-origin NGOs based in the USA, Pratham. Founded on the belief that every child has the right to quality education, Pratham has been instrumental in transforming the educational landscape in India’s slums. The organization’s reach extends to 21 Indian states, with programs focused on literacy and vocational training, impacting over 75 million children and youth.
Pratham’s work has not been confined to India alone, as it strives to extend its impact beyond borders. President Kovind’s presence at the event highlighted the importance of quality education as a means to break the cycle of poverty.
Event 4: October 2, 2023 – Celebrating Non-Violence Day at the Jain Center
October 2nd, celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence, saw President Kovind visiting the Jain Center of Southern California. Joined by Dr. K. Srikar Reddy, Consul General of India in San Francisco, California and Jaswant Nagindas Modi, President of the Jain Center of Southern California, the event focused on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence, which closely align with Jain values.
Event 5: October 6, 2023 – Interaction with the Indo-American Community in Houston
The final leg of President Kovind’s visit will be in Houston at The Post Oak Hotel Uptown, where he will engage with the Indo-American community, fostering stronger ties and exploring opportunities for collaboration between the two nations.
The former President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to the US was filled with meaningful interactions, significant events and a shared commitment to important causes. It served as a testament to the enduring bond between India and the US and the potential for collaboration on various fronts.