Gajendra Singh Sekhawat meets Indian American community in an event organized by the Indian Consulate
1.4 million people die annually and 74 million will have their lives shortened by diseases related to poor water, sanitation and hygiene, according to WHO 2022. Today, 1 in 4 people – 2 billion people worldwide lack safe drinking water. World Water Day, which is marked on 22nd March every year, is dedicated to accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.On the eve of world water day in New York, the Indian Consulate held a community engagement event with India’s Minister for Water Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
“I had the opportunity to meet and interact with our very dynamic Indian diaspora here,” the Minister tweeted. I shared with them the journey of our Ministry of Jal Shakti and the historic mega water movement undertaking in India under the leadership of hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi,” Minister Shekhawat said in the tweet.
Randhir Jaiswal, the Consul General of India, hosted this event which was very well attended by the Indian American population. “It was heartwarming to see the genuine appreciation of our extended Indian family here for our efforts back in country. Glad to share that most of them vouch for the transformation that India is witnessing today,” he added.
In his speech, Shekhawat appealed to the community to “contribute with even greater trust and strengthen the hands that are building this new India.” The Minister said he “also sought that our ‘cultural & business ambassadors’ be the spokespersons of our nation and share the tale of our holistic transformation across the world.”