Consulate General of India


Press Release

    Consul General addresses Students Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) at Texas A&M; University

Consul General Sanjiv Arora addressed the 55th annual Memorial Student Center (MSC) Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) at Texas A&M; University (TAMU) at College Station on 26 February, 2010. Organized by TAMU students, the theme of this year’s SCONA was “Rebirth of power in the East and the future of Asian-American Relations”. The Conference was attended by a large number of students and academics from TAMU and other universities in the United States. 

In his detailed presentation on India, Consul General, inter alia, spoke about India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage; non-violent freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi; achievements and challenges of the world’s largest democracy, with particular focus on the strides made by India in agriculture, industry, education, science & technology and other areas; India’s foreign policy and security environment; and India-US relations and cooperation. His speech was followed by a lively Q&A; session.

Consul General Sanjiv Arora with a few of the participants at SCONA-55 at Texas A&M; University at College Station.