RoundGlass India Center at Seattle University hosts welcome reception for Indian Consul General


Prakash Gupta, has been appointed the consul General for the newly opened consulate in Seattle

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Seattle, Washington

The much-awaited Indian consulate is all set to open in the greater Seattle area. Prakash Gupta, has been appointed the consul General, who was previously posted in Indonesia, New York and China.

“Seattle is a wonderful city and the Pacific Northwest region is filled with exciting and innovative businesses and communities that include a dynamic and growing Indian diaspora,” says Gupta. “I am honored to fly the Indian flag for the first time here in Seattle and also humbled to be a part of this historic expansion of India’s relationship with the United States.”

The welcome reception, was hosted by Seattle University’s RoundGlass India Center.  Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered welcome remarks. Indian citizens make up the second largest foreign-born population after Mexicans in Washington state. The greater Seattle area is home to the sixth largest Indian population in the U.S.

“The Indian community is rapidly growing here in Seattle and across our state, as individuals and families from the Indian diaspora make our region their home, bringing immeasurable contributions to our communities economically, culturally, and socially,” said Mayor Harrell. “As the 10th permanent foreign mission in Washington, this marks an important advancement in our region’s growing bond between the Pacific Northwest and India. We welcome Consul General Prakash and his family to the Pacific Northwest and look forward to his leadership and the great work we will accomplish together moving forward.”

“Seattle University is happy to welcome Consul General Prakash and his wife Neha Prakash to our community. In line with the mission of the RoundGlass India Center, we will partner with them to create bridges between Seattle and India to promote dialogue, collaboration and educational reform,” says Sital Kalantry, founder and executive director of the Center. Kalantry is a professor of law and associate dean at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches contract law and human rights law and has published two books and nearly 40 scholarly works on India.

This Consulate’s jurisdiction will cover Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, making it geographically one of the largest areas covered by any Indian Consulate in the country.

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