Consul General of India in New York, Riva Ganguly Das, flanked by gurdwara representatives, stands behind Guru Granth Sahib at a Gurdwara in Connecticut
Consul General of India in New York, Riva Ganguly Das, flanked by gurdwara representatives, stands behind Guru Granth Sahib at a Gurdwara in Connecticut

NEW YORK (TIP): The Consulate General of India, New York, organized two Outreach programs for the Indian-American community, particularly the Sikh community, in the Connecticut and Massachusetts region in the month of November, 2016.

Manoj Mohapatra, the Deputy Consul General speaks to the congregation about the consular services
Manoj Mohapatra, the Deputy Consul General speaks to the congregation about the consular services

At these outreach events the Consulate, in association with Cox and Kings Global Services (CKGS), also organized an application collection camp for Passport, Visa and OCI services. Over 80 applications were collected from the community at each event. There was also an interaction session with the community, in both the outreach events, where they were informed of the recent changes made in the Passport, Visa and OCI application process and the efforts taken in streamlining the application procedure. Information on the time lines for each process was also clarified.

These Outreach events allowed the Consulate to let the community know of the efforts being made in processes to ensure smooth running of all Consular services being provided.

A view of the congregation
A view of the congregation