The IOC said that "Rahul Gandhi has been a champion of the universal values of human rights, freedom, justice, diversity, inclusion, nonviolence and sustainability in India and abroad."
Sam Pitroda, IOC Chairman said, "The purpose of his (Rahul Gandhi) trip is to connect, interact and begin new conversation with various individuals, institutions and media, including the Indian diaspora that is growing in numbers in the United States and abroad to promote the shared values and vision of the real democracy with focus on freedom, inclusion, sustainability, justice, peace and opportunities world over."
"I hope that Rahul Gandhi's visit will energize the diaspora into a renewed appreciation of democracy and freedom the Indian diaspora aspires to have as they constitute more than 30 million Non-resident Indians who live around the world," said George Abraham, Vice-Chairman of the IOC US.
"The NRIs in the United States of America will get the much-awaited opportunity to interact with Rahul Gandhi in Silicon Valley, Washington and New York," said Mohinder Singh Gilzian, who is spearheading the effort to give a rousing welcome to Rahul Gandhi in New York.
Gilzian along with his team comprising Pradeep Samala, Convention convenor, Harbachan Singh, Secretary General, John Joseph, Vice-President Sophia Sharma, General Secretary and Rajeev M., Digital Media coordinator are working tirelessly to make Rahul Gandhi's programme a success in the US.
Virendra Vashisth, the IOC Secretary said that the Congress leader has been working tirelessly to represent the young and the people at the bottom of the economic pyramid whose aspirations for jobs and improved living conditions are regularly brought to the focus as India gains global economic importance. Rahul Gandhi Truck Ride Video: Congress Leader Meets Truck Drivers Near Ambala, Rides in Truck To Understand Their Issues.
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