The Indo American Chamber of Commerce hosted a farewell party for the retiring Consul General Prabhu Dayal at K&L Gates offices in Manhattan February 26. The event was participated by a cross section of the Indian Americans and their American friends. The organizers also had Mr. Dayal cut a cake to honor his achievements while he held the office of Consul General at the Indian Consulate in New York.

In his speech, Mr. Rajiv Khanna, president of the IACC highlighted the significant success of Mr. Dayal in strengthening the Indo-American community. He also spoke at length about the leaps and bounds India has achieved economically and attributed Mr. Dayal’s vital role in allowing this growth to be tapped for the Indian Americans too. In his address Mr. Prabhu Dayal commended the performance of the Indian community in the United States. “The Indian community in America has excelled in all fields possible.

Our ties with the USA have never been better. Today India has a goal to achieve excellence in the five E’s– energy, economy, education, empowerment and environment. So it is my sincere request to our community to uphold our values and our strengths and help India prosper in these five areas as desired,” said Dayal. Daryl Rand of Harrison Rand Advertising said, “Our last three missions would not have received the traction they needed if it hadn’t been for the Consul General Prabhu Dayal.

The state of New Jersey would not have benefited from all the work we are doing if not for him. I want to thank him for all his extended support.” Many others, including friends and acquaintances, stepped forward to thank Mr. Dayal personally for his help and support.