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Here is the text of Kerry's statement:
"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send our best wishes to the
people of the Republic of India as you celebrate your Independence Day on August 15."
"During my recent visit to India, I was honoured to witness firsthand the vibrancy of your culture, the energy of your
youth, and the strength and resilience of your democratic institutions."
"Together, our governments held their fourth annual US-India Strategic Dialogue, allowing each side to build
partnerships on issues such as regional security and defence, science and technology, climate change, and women's
empowerment."
"As you mark the 66
th
anniversary of your independence, the United States joins you in honouring Mahatma Gandhi and
the heroes of India, who proved that great change can be achieved through nonviolent means." "Today the United
States also takes pride in our indispensable partnership with India, a friendship built on our shared democratic values,
the entrepreneurial spirit of our people, and our rich people-to-people ties."
"I look forward to continuing our critical efforts to lay the foundations for peace, democracy, and prosperity in Asia and
around the world."
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Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley woos Indian private sector
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has said she would welcome Indian industrialists to set up facilities that would help
create more jobs in her state. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has said that she is keen on working with Indian
private sector to help set up manufacturing facilities in her home state.
Haley said India has made great strides in manufacturing and technology and she would welcome Indian industrialists to
set up facilities that would help create more jobs in her state. "I am in touch with Indian Ambassador to the US
Nirupama Rao in this connection and hopefully very soon something would turn out," she said.
Haley, who is seeking another term as governor, encouraged fellow Indian-Americans to run for elected office in large
numbers to make a better America and give it back to the nation that helped shaped their destiny.
The contribution of Indian-Americans in the field of medicine, law, academics, science and technology was phenomenal
and now it’s time for them to serve the nation entering politics, she added.
"We have to see how much our parents have sacrificed in this country and how much our parents went through in the
formative years. Its only our generation could push beyond what they did and make our voices heard as well in the right
corridors of power," she said.
She also lauded Indian-Americans for running in elections in different states at different levels. She was born in
Bamberg, South Carolina, to an Indian Sikh family who immigrated from Amritsar. Haley is the first woman to serve as