Travelers arriving at Dulles International Airport are accustomed to being greeted in several different languages. As of recently a greeting in the Indian National language has been added to that welcome. The man responsible for this addition is Republican Congressman Frank Wolf of the 10th district of Virginia. The 10th district of Virginia contains Loudoun County, home to a prominent Indian and Indian-American community. Earlier this summer a member of this community, approached Congressman Wolf about the proposed lingual addition. Congressman Wolf promptly followed through. He explained, “My staff inquired with the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority (MWAA)…as to the possibility of adding such a greeting and MWAA was happy to do it”. Within a week the greeting was added. Congressman Wolf further elaborated that, “I am well aware of the growing Indian Community in the region, particularly Loudoun County, and was happy to help”.
The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) commends Congressman Wolf on his insightful, thoughtful, and prompt response to the query of an Indian-American in Virginia. USINPAC Chairman and Founder Sanjay Puri believes, “Congressman Wolf’s immediate action is something to be lauded and demonstrates the growing prominence and influence of Indian-American communities in the US. Furthermore, the Congressman’s follow through shows the ability of U.S. Congress to connect with its Indian-American constituents”. USINPAC believes such positive collaboration between Congress and Indian-Americans is an important step forward in the future of a strong and prosperous bond.
About USINPAC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com