Washington, Agency. America Ambassador Shefali Razdan Duggal: Indian-American Shefali Razdan Duggal is the US Ambassador to the Netherlands. He has been commended by members of the distinguished community for taking his legacy far and wide and celebrating America’s diversity as a diplomat. Shefali Duggal is 51 years old and she is the first Kashmiri-American to be appointed as the US Ambassador.
picture posted on twitter
Shefali Razdan Duggal posted a picture on Twitter this week taken at the residence of India’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Reenat Sandhu. “We truly enjoyed discussing our shared priorities and responsibilities as representatives of the world’s two largest democracies,” he tweeted. In response, Sandhu tweeted, “I appreciate your warm gesture reflecting the strength of strong partnership and diversity in our democracy.” Looking forward to working with you.
People of the Indian-American community are reacting
A tweet with pictures of a meeting between two top women diplomats in the Netherlands has now triggered a flood of reactions from the Indian-American community. Razdan Duggal on Thursday organized an event at the US Embassy premises to celebrate the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti and honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. After which all the reactions are coming out.
Opinion of Indian-Americans
Reshma Saujani is an American attorney, politician, civil servant, and founder of the non-profit organization Girls Who Code. Shefali has always been dedicated to the aspirations of the United States of America. She loves our country very much. At the same time, she has always been very close to her Indian roots. When she became ambassador, it was a happy moment for the United States, India, and the Indian diaspora.
‘Diversity is America’s greatest strength’
Preston Kulkarni is AmeriCorps’ chief of external affairs. He said, “The Indian-American community is proud of him. America’s greatest strength is our diversity. It is very meaningful to see the cultures, faiths and languages of India as part of American culture, not only in India and America, but around the world.”
‘America gave opportunities’
Nick Rathour served as the Special Assistant and Deputy Director for Governmental Affairs under former President Barack Obama. He said, “This journey reflects the identities that Indian-Americans carry with them. On one hand we are very proud of our rich Indian heritage and culture. At the same time, I am very grateful to be an American and appreciate all the opportunities this country has given us.”
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Edited By: Devshanker Chowdhary