BY SANJAY PANDYA
Photos by Hakim’s Studio
Atlanta, GA, April 2017: Gujarati Cultural Association of North America (GCANA) organized an appreciation and farewell dinner for Ramesh Kamra, Vice Consul (OCI/Visa) at Consulate General in Atlanta. Patel Brothers, Raja Foods and Millennium Investment Group ofAtlanta were sponsors of the evening.
Representatives from leading Indian associations like Shri Shakti Mandir, Gujarati Samaj, India American Cultural Association (IACA), Gokuldham along with leading businessmen like Kalpesh Patel of Patel Brothers, Jayant Bhindi of Bhindi Jewelers, attorneys, gas station owners and motel owners’ presence proved what an indelible impression Kamra has left on the community in his short span of service here.
Prakash Parmer, an attorney, formally introduced Kamra’s illustrious career in foreign services. Before arriving at the Consulate General’s office in Atlanta in 2012, Kamra worked at the Indian Consulates in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Speaking on the occasion R. Srinivasan, Consul (Political/ /Consular & HOC) said it very appropriately, “an honor of one of ours’ is honor of entire group.”
D.V. Singh Consul (Community Affairs/RTI/ Education/Commerce) also graced the occasion.
Kamra very affably thanked everyone present for the honor bestowed upon him.
From the opening of the new Consulate General office here inAtlanta, the community and people working here have enjoyed good camaraderie. The Gujarati Cultural Association ofNorth America (GCANA) and Millennium Investment Group offered commemorative plaques to Kamra. Shri Shakti Mandir, Gujarati Samaj and Patel Brothers offered flower bouquets to Kamra.
Amit Shah, president, GCANA & Millennium Investment Group proposed the vote of thanks.