Nirupama Rao, India’s ambassador to the United States, inaugurated the new Indian consulate in Atlanta on Oct. 22. The consulate, at 5549 Glenridge Drive NE, Sandy Springs, Ga., will be headed by Ajit Kumar.
Among the attendees at the inauguration were Eva Galambos, mayor of Sandy Springs; Republican Rep. Rob Woodall; Michael Berlon, chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia; and prominent members of the Indian-American community.
A reception was held after the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Heritage Hall in Sandy Springs; speakers included Rao and Galambos. More than 250 people, including several members of the consular corps; Beheruz Sethna, president of the University of West Georgia; Timothy S. Mescon, president of Columbus State University; Prof. Jagdish N. Sheth, the Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, attended the reception.
On Oct. 23, Rao met with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and discussed ways to improve relations between India and Georgia.
For information about the new consulate, visit www.indianconsulateatlanta.org.