Washington: The United States has appointed 130 Indian-Americans to key positions in his administration so far, a senior White House official said. The President Joe Biden has so far appointed 130 Indian immigrants to key positions in his administration. The Indian-origin population is only one per cent of the US population but their representation and intervention in the US administration is significant. Representing the Biden administration at an event organised under the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at the US Capitol, Raj Punjabi said important things while addressing the Indians.
Raj Punjabi serves as senior director for Global Health Security and Biodefense on the National Security Council of the White House. On this occasion, he read out the list of Indian-Americans appointed to high positions in the US government. Punjabi said US President Biden has appointed 130 Indian-Americans in his administration.
Earlier, US President said that the India-US partnership is based on our shared commitment to the rule of law and to promote human freedom and dignity.
According to the list prepared by overseas Indian-Americans, more than 40 Indian-Americans have been selected for various offices in the country. The Lower House of the US Congress, the House of Representatives, currently has four Indian-Americans- Dr. Ami Bera, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Pramila Jayapal. These include four mayors. Google’s Indian-American Sundar Pichai heads more than two dozen Indian-American companies led by Microsoft’s Satya Nadella.
Others include Shantanu Narayan of Adobe, Vivek Lal of General Atomics, Puneet Renzen of Deloitte and Raj Subramaniam of FedEx.
NRIs are commendable ambassadors of the country: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian-American community for celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at the US Capitol. PM Modi said that NRIs are the praiseworthy Indian ambassadors of the country.
In a message to the Indian-American community, he said the Indian diaspora has spread the fragrance of Indian values by living it. Members of our diaspora have always been commendable ambassadors for our country.