New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India The Board of Directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) visited India for a two-day trip earlier this week, after a three-year hiatus. Meanwhile, meetings with key dignitaries and senior leaders in India to discuss and deliberate on the transformative change needed to achieve a more prosperous and sustainable future for India have been convened.
The council had the honor of interacting with the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, the Honorable Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Honorable Minister of Commerce and of Industry and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal; the Honorable Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw; National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Doval; Ministry of External Affairs, Secretary, Vinay Kwatra; Indian G-20 Sherpa Shri Amitabh Kant; India’s G-20 Chief Coordinator, Amb. Harsh V. Shringla. They deliberated on measures to strengthen the business environment and worked to identify new business opportunities in states and sectors in India.
The Board also hosted a reception featuring: Smt. Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs; Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skills Development and Entrepreneurship and Scott Nathan, Managing Director of the US International Development Finance Corporation, who focused on l investment in India’s key development sectors to ensure that at the reception, the Loomba Foundation and the philanthropic foundation of the USISPF – US India Friendship Alliance (USIFA), announced that they would support 5 000 widows and their children for vocational training in India. The main objective of this initiative is to work towards creating an ecosystem that empowers widows in India to support themselves as well as become self-sufficient and financially self-sufficient.
USISPF also honored Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder of the HC & Shiv Nadar Foundation, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions and commitment to computing, IT, business and philanthropy in India, during the reception in New Delhi.
Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President and CEO of USISPF, speaking at the reception, said, “It is imperative that we focus on investing in our future to realize the transformative potential of the India into a $5 trillion economy in the coming years. record of the past three decades on which to build, however, we must continue to put growth on a sustainably faster path to meet the nation’s growing aspirations.” Former U.S. Ambassador to India Tim Roemer, Executive Director and Strategic Advisor of APCO Worldwide, added, “I am positive and hopeful about the ever-growing and deepening relationship between the United States and India. We have received very constructive feedback from of our Indian interlocutors in each high-level government and business meeting we are engaged in. Work to expand and improve cooperation on climate, technology and digital trade and issues defence/security are essential. Raj Subramaniam, President and CEO, FedEx Corporation – “India’s booming economy continues to expand its influence well beyond its own borders. I am pleased to see that developing India’s intrinsic capabilities is a priority as this nation remains critical to global development success.” About the United States-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) The Partnership Forum United States-India Strategic Partnership (USISPF) is committed to building the most powerful partnership between the United States and India.As the only independent, non-profit institution dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-India partnership in Washington , DC, and New Delhi, the USISPF is the trusted partner for businesses, nonprofits, the diaspora, and the governments of India and the United States.
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