NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Community members and Consulate officials organized a farewell reception for Consul Perumal Venkatasamy, Head of Chancery at the Indian Consulate in New York, who was retiring after 37 years of service. Venkatasamy served in India and at a number of Indian diplomatic missions abroad. Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay praised Venkatasamy for his hard work and dedication in a speech that was also narration of how typical bureaucracy functions.
Consul General Mulay praised Mr. Venkatasamy for his being a willing and ready worker. He was always ready to do whatever work was given to him, said Mr. Mulay. Thomas T. Oommen, Chairman, Heritage Indian Association of North America, which organized the event highlighted Venkatasamy’s helping nature. “He was ready to help anyone who faced problems,” Oommen said.
They gathered to give an affectionate and warm farewell to a gentleman
” If he could not help immediately, he would give advice as to how to solve the problem. We need officials like him, who interact with people and never show arrogance or indifference to them.” Venkatasamy expressed his thanks to the Indian American Community for their affection for him. Those who spoke on the occasion included Professor Indrajit Saluja, George Abraham, Sudha Acharya, Juned Quazi, Appen Menon, Sharma, Shakir Ahmed, Jayachandran Ramakrishnan, Jose George, Korason Varghese, U A Naseer, V K Sabhapathi, R P Singh, Varghese Chunkathil, Wilson Jose, Lal Motwani, Harbachan Singh, Thomas Koshy, Dr. Parameswaran, Consul Dhirendra Singh, Sheela Sreekumar, Leela Maret, George Mathew, Dr. Itty Abraham and George Joseph.