Thank you very much and Good Evening
Honorable CM, Honorable Speaker, Mr. Rupani and friends. Thank you very much for inviting me here this evening. I think it is very important to take time out and celebrate every now and again. Tonight we have two great things to celebrate. First, the 237th anniversary of the United States independence. Second, 9th annual Indo-American Corporate Excellence Award. I think most of you know that just last week secretary Carey was her in India for the strategic dialogue where both of our countries are working to improve our bilateral relations with an emphasis on improving the business to business relations. We also working on defense co-operation and enhance security for India and the US.
The business portion in my opinion is the key part of it. It is wonderful tonight to recognize all of the companies from India, which have invested in the US and the US companies, which have invested here in India. I think it is wonderful that hundreds of thousands of Americans can say proudly that they work for Indian companies and hundreds of thousands of Indian can say proudly that they work for American companies. Thank you very much.