Washington, DC: Indian ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu held a virtual interaction with members of the Sikh community in the United States, during which the participating diaspora leaders pledged to contribute to India’s development with particular focus on Punjab.
“Wonderful interaction with prominent members of the vibrant Sikh Indian-American community,” Sandhu said in a tweet soon after the virtual interaction on Friday, which was attended by about 100 eminent Sikh leaders.
During the two-hour-long virtual meeting, the ambassador briefed the community on India-US strategic ties and praised their immense contribution in the socio-economic milieu of the United States and development of India.
The Sikh leaders expressed interest in helping to develop Punjab, in sectors such as education and environment.
“There was a lot of enthusiasm to do something towards the overall development of Punjab,” according to a participating official.
During his previous postings here in various capacities, ambassador Sandhu has been instrumental in engaging the Sikh diaspora. (PTI)