New York City (NYC) Mayor Eric Adams lauded the Indian community’s contribution to the city’s prosperity and encouraged them to participate in the political scene, while addressing executives of leading Indian companies from diverse sectors, at a CEOs roundtable on April 18, 2023.
The interactive roundtable was organized by the Consulate General of India in New York in partnership with the NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs, according to a release.
Speaking at the event, the Mayor said, “It is very important that we understand the role of the Indian community in the city’s prosperity in three areas. One, I want to encourage them to participate in the political scene, which should be part of their business plan.”
Secondly, he urged that companies involve first school, high school kids and youth in a way of training them to meet their future needs. “And lastly, it’s important that we give them the tools to help our kids intern and volunteer. We want to continue to expand and let them know that we are a partner in growing their business together,” the Mayor added.
Highlighting the significance of the roundtable the Consulate General of India in New York, Randhir Jaiswal said that it provides an opportunity to see “how we can strengthen our business engagement with New York City and India.” During the event, the diplomat presented a book on ‘International Millet Recipes ’ and superfood millet cookies to the NYC Mayor.
Deputy Commissioner for NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Dilip Chauhan, highlighted the efforts his office makes to offer incentives to companies to establish as well as expand in the city’s jurisdiction and its efforts to advance economic engagement with the international business community. He stressed that the mayor’s message is “GET STUFF DONE” New York City is a City of YES.
NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations Mira Joshi, Chief Counsel for City Hall Rahul Agarwal and other representatives and officials joined the roundtable along with the Mayor.
CEOs participating in the roundtable included Suresh Muthuswamy and Michael McCabe of Tata Group, Bhavani Parameshwara of Indievat Inc, Chintu Patel of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Shivprasad Naikoti of Strides Pharma, Prashant Tripathi of State Bank of India (SBI) New York Branch, Jaya Rajappan of Canara Bank, Hiren Kumar of Empire State Titans, Kushal Choksey of Tattva Truffles, Gaurav Varma of USISPF, Anjan Lahiri of Naikenz, Amit Malik of Bharat Electronics, Akshay Chaturvedi of ICICI, Tejas Shah of Kiran Jewels, Sandeep Shah of Sandeep Diamond and Francisco D’Souza of Recognize.