US Senator to receive ‘Friend of India’ Award

k5o09eg3The Connecticut chapter of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will honour senior Democratic senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, with the “Friend of India” award.

GOPIO stated that with increasing US-India cooperation in Defence, Commerce and Science & Technology, Senator Blumenthal helps improve bilateral relations between the two countries.

Senator Blumenthal serves on several important Senate committees including armed services, commerce, judiciary, veterans’ affairs, and science and transportation.

Indian Americans to be honoured for their achievements in professional and community service are : Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, author and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Vinod Srihari, Yale faculty member and Associate Director of Yale’s Psychiatry Residency training Programme; Nisha Arora, co-founder of the Greenwich Indian Community Centre that promotes arts and culture.