Indiaspora honors Indian Americans in public service

Indiaspora honors Indian Americans in public service at Diwali celebration

Indiaspora, a nonprofit organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, hosted a Diwali celebration with several community partners in the US Capitol Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC to honor Indian Americans who have been elected, appointed, and nominated to public office, as well as staffers on Capitol Hill, for their contributions to government service

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