- February 24, 2016: Day 2 Respects and Learning
Ambassador Verma offered his respect at the Maha Bodhi temple. He had a wonderful meeting with His Holiness Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa and also visited the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment centuries ago. Amb. Verma learned how last year’s TIPConclave4 in Ranchi helped law enforcement officials and civil society come together to combat gender based violence and human trafficking. He met with Yuwa’s young leaders and participated in an exhibition match to see for himself how the soccer program has empowered girls in rural Jharkhand.
- February 24, 2016: Ambassador Verma meets Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Ambassador Verma had a productive discussion with #Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar about Bihar’s expanding role in the #USIndia relationship.
- February 24, 2016: Ambassador Richard Verma visits the #MahaBodhitemple
Ambassador Richard Verma offered his respect at the #MahaBodhitemple. He had a wonderful meeting with His Holiness Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa and also visited the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment centuries ago. An #IncredibleIndiamoment.
- February 23, 2016: Day 1 Meetings and Interactions
Ambassador Verma met with the Governor and Chief Minister. He had an insightful meeting with the founder of the SammaaN Foundation, Irfan Alam. At the School of Creative Learning in Patna during his interaction with the students and the teachers, Amb. Verma highlighted the role of English Access programs in working as a catalyst for social change and the importance of young leaders. #USIndiaDosti
- February 23, 2016: Ambassador Richard Verma visits SammaaNFoundation in Patna
Ambassador Richard Verma had an insightful meeting with the founder of the SammaaNFoundation, Irfan Alam. He was impressed by the work of Sammaan foundation in transforming#rickshaw-pullers into an empowered and dignified workforce and its landmark initiative in providing medical facilities to the poorest areas through its#MobileMedicalUnits.
- February 23, 2016: Ambassador Verma chats with the future business and policy leaders
Ambassador Richard Verma engaged in an informal chat with the future business and policy leaders at the #PatnaAmericanCorner. Youth-centric events, higher education opportunities, and exchange programs were the key issues discussed in the chat.