HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): Hum Hindustani took the initiative to gather the community and business leaders on Easter Evening to welcome the new Consul General of India, Mrs. Riva Ganguly Das to Long Island in New York.

Hum HindustaniAmbassador Das spoke about the services being provided at the Consulate and assured the community that the Consulate was committed to not only providing “efficient and clean services” but she would ensure the Consulate served as a bridge between Indian and Indian American businesses. She said she believed in open door policy and would welcome everyone to the Consulate and any suggestion from the community.

George Maragos, Nassau County Comptroller who was Guest of Honor, presented a citation to Ambassador Das. Zahid Syed, Chairman, Human Rights Commission represented the County Executive Edward Mangano andpresented Nassau County Proclamation to the Ambassador.

Earlier, Ambassador Das was warmly welcomed by Hum Hindustani publisher Jay Jasbir Singh.

A number of dance performances presented by various age groups added color and charm to the evening which folded up with a dinner.