Rep. Srinivasan was honored to accept an invitation to address the Indian Consulate in New York City on Thursday, January 26, as part of their 63rd Republic Day Celebrations. Rep. Srivinasan marked the occasion by making a speech that articulated both the pride he has for his Indian heritage, as well as the passion he has for his present community and nation.
“As I look around the room, I see successful people. People who made the transition to living in this country and have done very well. Going beyond our personal successes are the individual and collective contributions we make to both our society here in the United Statesas well as inIndia. Our conscience, our personal barometer, should always raise the question of what are we giving back to these two nations? In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, ‘We make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give’” said Rep. Srinivasan.
He went on to say, “We also need to foster an appreciation among our children and our grandchildren for the richness of our culture and history. When you combine our heritage with the the opportunities of this nation, the sky is the limit.” Rep Srinivasan concluded by saying “Thankful for our past, successful in the present and looking forward to better and brighter days in the future.”