India’s Ambassador visits Chicago, holds several meetings


                                                                            India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu met with several elected officials from Wisconsin during his visit to Chicago Jan. 26-27, 2022. Photo: Indian Consulate in ChicagoAmbassador of India to United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu visited Chicago on 26-27 June 2022, for a number of substantive meetings and interactions with business, professional and community groups.

According to a press release from the Indian Consulate in Chicago, Consul General Amit Kumar hosted a dinner where Ambassador Sandhu met with Indian American entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals from around the Midwest, representing business, education, S&T, art and culture etc.

India’s Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu on a visit to Chicago, June 26-27, 2022, met Indian-American community members from around the Midwest. Photo: Indian Consulate Chicago

Ambassador Sandhu also participated in Sadbhavna event organized by the community.  In his remarks, he highlighted India’s vision under the leadership of PM Modi for India-US partnership, diaspora in the US and India’s neighborhood.


During this visit, Ambassador Sandhu met Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, Congressman Bryan Steil R-Wisconsin, and Congressman Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin.

He also addressed a group of senior executives at a Business Roundtable on “Advancing of US-India Economic and Commercial Partnership” hosted by World Business Chicago and Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities.  He separately met Dirk Van De Pu, CEO of Mondelez International. He also interacted with COO of Emerson Electric and CFOs of ADM and Kellogg among others.

India’s Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu at a meeting of US-India Economic and Commercial Partnership” hosted by World Business Chicago and Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities., during his visit to Chicago June 26-27, 2022. Photo: Indian Consulate in Chicago

The President of University of Illinois System Timothy Killeen met Ambassador Sandhu to discuss the higher education sector and research collaboration with Indian universities. He also interacted with President of Illinois Institute Raj Echambadi, and CEO of Rush University System for Health Dr. K. Ranga Rama Krishnan.

He separately met senior University professors/administrators working on India-specific initiatives and global partnerships, drawn from several leading universities in the US-Midwest, namely, UChicago, UMinnesota, UWisconsin, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Indiana University and DePaul university.

Ambassador Sandhu also visited Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago where Swami Vivekananda had given his landmark address at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893.  He was joined by Swami Ishatmananda, the President of Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago.



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