Indian Consulate of New York holds Consular Camp in Vermont

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The Consulate General of India in New York, conducted a Consular Camp at Vermont December 11, 2021, jointly with Vermont Mandir & Cultural Center (VMCC). The Camp is part of the “Consulate @ Your Doorstep” initiative, a Dec. 13, 2021, press release said.

Community members appreciated the initiative and availed Overseas Citizenship of India OCI, and other Consular Services at the Camp where Consul General Randhir Jaiswal was also present.

They expressed gratitude for the opportunity to interact directly with the Consulate officers and get answers to their queries, and noted that holding the Camp in the state meant saving a 12-hour journey to New York.

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Earlier in the week, Consul General Jaiswal was in Vermont from 8-10 December, during which time, he met senior officials from the Government, the start-up ecosystem in the State, and the University of Vermont.

The CG briefed Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets Anson Tebbets; Lindsey Kurrle, secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, (ACCD); and Tim Tierney, director of International Trade and Business Recruitment for the State of Vermont, on the potential for growth in ties between U.S. and India in trade, commerce and the economy as a whole.

As part of outreach to the start-up sector in Vermont, Consul General Jaiswal visited the Vermont Center for Emerging Technology (VCET) and met Director David Bradbury. He commended VCET for the handholding that VCET is providing to  start-ups in Vermont. He briefed Director Bradbury on the dynamism of Indian start-up sector and invited him to engage with Startup India and other important stakeholders on the Indian side.

He also met Dr. Christopher Koliba, director, Office of Engagement,  and other senior members of the faculty and management. He explained the opportunities created by India’s New Education Policy 2020 and the ways in which foreign universities can collaborate with their Indian counterparts. Consul General discussed the India-US relationship and how higher education forms a vital core of the engagement between the two countries.

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