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(L-R) : Mr. Allan P. Mustard, Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, US Embassy New Delhi, Mr. Ahsan R. Khan, Chairman, IACC,
U.P. Branch, Varanasi, Mr. Greg O’Connor, Principal Commercial Officer, US Embassy, New Delhi, Prof. H.K. Jaiswal, Institute of
Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Prof. Ramesh Chand, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi, Mr. A.B. Rai, Principal Scientist & Head, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Dr. Dhiraj Kumar
Verma, JVL Group, Varanasi
Dev-Deepawali Celebration on November 28, 2012
On the eve of Annual Day 2012 celebrations, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Varanasi made special
arrangements for its members and guests to participate in Dev-Deepawali celebrations organized at Dashashwamedh
Ghat on 28
th
November, 2012. Mr. & Mrs. Allan P. Mustard, Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, US Embassy,
New Delhi and Mr. & Mrs. Greg O’ Connor, Principal Commercial Officer, US Embassy, New Delhi were the honored
guests on this occasion. Nearly thirty members with their families and guests enjoyed Boat Ride for over 3 hours on
River Ganges and watched the Ghats alongside River Ganges being lighted up by lacs of small earthen lamps. Everyone
was thrilled to watch performance of “Ganga Aarti” at Dasaswamedh Ghat accompanied with fireworks. It is worth
mentioning here that the august visitors from the U.S. Embassy were amazed to watch magnificent and well organized
event of Dev-Deepawali.
Mr. Saurabh Shah, IACC Member, Mrs. Allan P. Mustard & Mrs. Greg O’Connor, US Embassy New Delhi, Mr. Allan P. Mustard,
Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, US Embassy New Delhi, Mr. Greg O’Connor, Principal Commercial Officer, US Embassy,
New Delhi, Mr. Sahil Garg, IACC Member, Mr. Ahsan R. Khan, Chairman, IACC, U.P. Branch, Varanasi, CA Mukul Kumar Shah, Past
Chairman, IACC, U.P. Branch, Varanasi