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Issue: March 2013

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Celebrating the 44th American President Barack Obama’s comeback to the highest seat of American politics, the US Consul General, Peter Haas, and the President of Namaste America, Atul Nishar, co-hosted an inaugural ball in his honour. At the venue, which was the grounds of the American Consulate, there was a live telecast of the presidential address from Washington DC.

The inauguration ceremony theme of ‘Faith in America’s Future’ commemorated the United States’ perseverance and unity. This year also marked the 150th year since the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863. The naming of the inaugural ceremony themes is a new tradition that highlights historic events that helped shape US democracy. As for Namaste America Indo American Association of Art and Culture, it is committed to promoting and fostering goodwill between the people of the United States and India by providing a platform for cultural and trade exchange.

A dance performance by renowned choreographer, Rahul Saxena, and his team kick-started the event. Atul Nishar and his wife Dr Alka Nishar and Peter Haas and his wife Amy Haas led the first waltz of the evening. The glamorous Rani Mukerji was felicitated for her valued contribution to Indian cinema. American politics and Indian culture were the topics of conversation amidst the diverse cross-section of Mumbai society. Also making a suitable appearance was Adam Rodriguez (Hollywood star of CSI fame) who had the ladies vying for his attention.

Venue: American Consulate, BKC, Mumbai.

Buzz: The return of Barack Obama was warmly celebrated by both Americans and Indians.

Read more in the March 2013 issue of Hi! BLITZ – the no.1 Lifestyle magazine.

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This article first appeared in March 2013 issue of Hi! BLITZ magazine

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