Dr Krishna Reddy, founder president and chairman of the Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC), spoke to India Abroad® about the evolution of Indian American Community in the US. He said that the Indian American community is the richest and highest income earning group in the US and noted that the majority of the CEOs of companies such as Microsoft and Google are of Indian descent.
"I'm very proud of Indian Americans. They are very brilliant entrepreneurs and philanthropists, who have made immense contributions to bring great name and fame for themselves," Reddy said.
Speaking on the role of the diaspora in enhancing the India-U.S. bilateral relationship, Reddy maintained that Indian Americans have to engage, participate, voice out and socialize with the legislative members in their districts in order to be identified and thereby play a significant role in strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
"Unless you talk to them, question them, they wouldn't know who we are and unless we raise our voice,we will get suppressed," he emphasized. The first generation Indian American, who hails from Bangalore also stressed on the diaspora being aware and respecting their motherland. "The second generation Indian Americans should know where they came from and their origin. They can believe what they want but they should respect their origins," he added.