Chennai: Despite constituting less than one per cent of the US population, the Indian diaspora has emerged as one of the most influential communities in the United States, said US Ambassador to India, Nancy J. Powell.
Speaking at MOP Vaishnav College for Women in a meeting commemorating Martin Luther King speech, ‘I have a dream’ on Thursday, Powell said Indian-Americans comprise three per cent of her nation’s engineers, seven per cent of IT workers and eight per cent of physicians and surgeons. “This community, including many US citizens from Chennai and all over South India, has served as an invaluable bridge between our cultures,” she added.
Noting that the success of Indian Americans in many important fields in the US is impressive, Powell said they have in the process, played a vital role in shaping the narrative around India in the United States, forging valuable people-to-people ties that have been the anchor of our countries’ bilateral relationship.
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