Subject: Letter from Consulate General, SF
Dated: Jun 02, 2001
Dear Member,

We have received the following letter from the Consulate General of
India at San Francisco. Please read it carefully first.

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                 CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA
         540 Arguello Blvd.  San Francisco, CA 94118
            Tel: 415-680-0951  | Fax: 415-668-9764
                 CCA@IndianConsulate-sf.org
                 www.IndianConsulate-sf.org

Dear Mr. Choudhury,

A High Level Committee (HLC) on Indian Diaspora, led by Mr. L. M.
Singhvi, Chairman will be visiting the U.S. in the second week of June
2001, and will be in the Bay Area from June 9 to 11, 2001. The
committee (www.indiandiaspora.nic.in) was set up by the government in
recognition of the enormous contribution, which the Indian Diaspora
has made towards their homeland.  This is not as much evident
anywhere as in the U.S., and it is in this connection that the HLC
would like to meet with prominent members of this Indo-American
community in the Bay Area.

The objective of the delegation's visit is to get acquainted with the
issues affecting Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian
origin (PIOs) and to accept recommendations/suggestions/advice from
them on matters concerning their welfare and those enabling them to
maintain closer links with the land of their origin.

In this connection, the Consulate General of India, San Francisco
would like to invite you to meet with the HLC on June 10th (Sunday) at
1200 hours at the following address:

Gadar Memorial
5 Wood Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

PS: We would like to request you to consult members of your respective
associations/organizations and also friends and relatives on issues
requiring the Government's attention

Note: The invitation is personal for you and we request you to RSVP at
Tel: Nos 415-668-0850/415-668-0998 or E-mail at
CCA@IndianConsulate-sf.org  latest by June 3, 2001.

Best wishes,
sd/-
Abhijit Halder
Consul (CA)
18 May 2001

Mr. Shyamal Choudhury
Chairman
Bay Area Prabasi Inc.
5270 Rooster Drive
San Jose,  CA 95136
Ph: (408)629-1506

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As mentioned in the above letter, if you have any issues that you
would like to communicate to the HLC from India, please send a mail to
shyamal_c@hotmail.com  . Your concern will be communicated to the
delegation in next week's meeting.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 06/02/2001
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