“Each one of you is a success story and you are the actual ambassador,” said Mr Randhir Jaiswal
New York, NY
The New York Indian American community bid farewell to Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, acknowledging his impactful leadership, consular service improvements, and contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Randhir Jaiswal will be moving on to the role of Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson.
The farewell reception, hosted by the members of Jaipur Foot USA, BRUHUD Seniors NY, and Rajasthan Association North America (RANA) at the Indian consulate in New York, was full of congratulatory messages for the seasoned diplomat.
Speaking at the occasion, Jaiswal congratulated the Indian American community for its outstanding success in many areas and praised their contributions in various fields and in strengthening the Indo-US relationship. He talked about the need to involve Indian American youths in strengthening bilateral ties. “Each one of you is a success story and you are the actual ambassador,” he said.
Prem Bhandari, Chairman of Jaipur Foot USA, applauded Mr Randhir Jaiswal’s exceptional contributions to enhancing consular services. The resolution of issues related to passports, visas, and OCI cards under Jaiswal’s guidance was noteworthy. Achievements included establishing a zero pendency baseline, ensuring same-day issuance of passports and visas, and the efficient handling of emergency visas within an hour, even during holidays, weekends, or challenging weather conditions like New York snowstorms.
Bhandari also recognized Jaiswal’s role in organizing impactful events, such as yoga sessions at Times Square on International Yoga Day and promoting millets in collaboration with Jaipur Foot USA. The success of the “Consulate at your doorstep” program, initiated nearly a decade ago, expanded its reach across 10 states under Jaiswal’s leadership, including New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and more, he mentioned.
Jaiswal, was appointed to his current role in July 2020, and received accolades from the diaspora for actively facilitating the repatriation of Indian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.