Ambassador Nirupama Rao (center-right) & Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker
A new spacious Consulate General of India was inaugurated here Nov. 12 to better serve the growing Indian American community.
Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao and Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker jointly inaugurated the premises in an impressive ceremony which was attended mostly by members of the Indian American community.
This was Rao’s first visit to Houston after she was appointed Indian ambassador in August this year.
The two-storey sprawling and centrally located building, purchased by the Government of India, has a total area of 24,829 sq. ft. and built-up area of 18,500 sq. ft.
The new premises would further enhance the consulate’s capacity to serve the Indian American community.
During her visit to Houston, Rao gave a lecture on “A Perspective on India-U.S. Global Strategic Partnership” at Rice University, which was open to the public.
Rao also held meetings with CEOs of energy companies and other business leaders at a luncheon meet hosted by Dr. Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, which was followed by a meeting with Indian students at the main campus.
The Consulate General of India, Houston, was established in October 1995 and has a jurisdiction over Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Indian Ambassador Inaugurates New Houston Consulate
Posted on December 9, 2011