U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster’s journey across India
The journey across the picturesque state of #Rajasthan #USIndiaTourismYear2
December 25-27, 2017, As Tweeted: The journey across the picturesque state of
#Rajasthan continues…so impressed by Mandore, Osian, and the magnificent Jain and Hindu temples – including the renowned #Ramdevra temple. #IncredibleIndia #USIndiaTourismYear2017
Ambassador was in the “City of Joy” for his first official visit
U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster was in the “City of Joy” these past two days (February 6-7, 2018). His first official visit to Kolkata included courtesy calls on Governor HE Keshari Nath Tripathi and Finance Minister Amit Mitra. During his engagement with the members of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the American Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata, the Ambassador laid out his vision for the U.S.-India economic relationship. In-spite of his packed schedule, Ambassador Juster managed to explore the rich history and culture of Kolkata visiting Victoria Memorial, the Rabindra Bharati Museum at the Tagore House, the Magen David and Neveh Shalom Synagogues and the Pareshnath Jain Temple. But that’s not all! The football Mecca of India witnessed the Ambassador passing the ball with students of the English Access program in Howrah. Impressed by the cultural capital of India and the many opportunities it offers to strengthen the #USIndia relationship, he promised আবার দেখা হবে!
Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster visits Lucknow
On his first official visit to the city, Ambassador Juster met with Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In addition, Dr. Ammar Rizvi welcomed the Ambassador to a traditional dinner featuring awadhi cuisine. Guests included representatives from Lucknow’s civil society, media circles, and academia.
On Thursday, Ambassador Juster enjoyed a guided tour of the British Residency, led by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Ambassador also met with artisans of the SEWA women’s cooperative and admired their famous chikankari embroidery.
The day continued with discussions with U.S. business leaders, a meeting with Health Minister Sri Sidharth Nath Singh, and a working lunch with former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
In speaking about his visit, Ambassador Juster said, “The city of Lucknow truly symbolizes the blending of cultures in India and holds a distinct place in India’s history. The rapid development of Lucknow, paired with a deliberate preservation of the past, underscores the achievements of a city leading India into the future. I look forward to coming back.”