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Old 06-22-2006, 04:29 PM
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Smile Minister of Overseas Indians coming to DC

Mr. Vayalar Ravi , Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs,is coming to USA on June 27,2006. He is coming to Washington DC on July 4 to meet Indian Ambassador and Indian community. We should try to meet him personally and explain the problems we are facing. He can talk to US counterparts and do something for us.

Let us organize an event to meet him on July 4. Since It is a holiday, lot of people can meet him and chat with him.

Any comments from IV Core Team ? Can we contact Indian Ambassador to arrange a meeting with the minister ? is it possible ?
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hes coming for his annual shopping holiday...dont think they really care about us
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I agree .. this should be tried. I do not know heard about this minister before,
my apologies but by title of Ministry he seems to be a appropriate to apprach
for help.
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Vayalar Ravi will know more about Indians in Gulf. He is form Kerala and his main focus is Indians in Gulf coutnries. While I dont mean say he is partial to them or any such thing, I think he will understan those issues better than ours.


No harm in trying. Not sure if we will get anything out of it.
It may be worthwhile to talk to an IAS officer accompnaying him rather than the minister himself.

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I agree .. this should be tried. I do not know heard about this minister before,
my apologies but by title of Ministry he seems to be a appropriate to apprach
for help.
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), oh well, Indian government spent money on our education and we left India we may never won't back to India,

why the hell he cares for our issues

he will be glad to know that we can't stay here, becausre there is huge demand in India for most of our skill set.

we are like Dhobi Ka Kutha Na Gar ka Na Ghat Ka,
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Smile check http://www.overseasindian.in/

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I agree .. this should be tried. I do not know heard about this minister before,
my apologies but by title of Ministry he seems to be a appropriate to apprach
for help.
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is headed by Vayalar Ravi, who has the rank of a Cabinet Minister. On the administrative side, a Secretary to the Government of India heads the Ministry.

Presently, the Ministry is organized into three functional divisions and three functional units. Of the three Divisions, two are headed by Joint Secretaries. They are the Diaspora Services Division and the Financial Services Division.

The Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE) heads the Overseas Employment Services Division. The Social Services Unit and the Management Services Unit are staffed with officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary. The Information Services Unit is headed by the Senior Technical Director (NIC).

Check out their site;

http://www.overseasindian.in/

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
9th Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chankya Puri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Phone Number: +91(11) 2419 7900
Email: contact@overseasindian.in


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2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
USA - 20008
Telephone: (202) 939-7000
Fax: (202) 265-4351
Embassy Hours: 930 AM - 600 PM


Mr Vayalar Ravi is a good politician. He is very reasonable and educated person from Kerala. He was a lawyer by profession. He can understand our problems !
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), oh well, Indian government spent money on our education and we left India we may never won't back to India,

why the hell he cares for our issues

he will be glad to know that we can't stay here, becausre there is huge demand in India for most of our skill set.

we are like Dhobi Ka Kutha Na Gar ka Na Ghat Ka,

I don't agree with 'eb3india'. Don't be on negative attitudes. Negative thinking will not gain anything. Think positive !

India Government will listen to us because;

1) If you stay here in USA, you will send money to your parents and relatives.
They will spend money and improve indian economy.

2) If you stay here and become rich, you may start a busness in india and employ indians and indian economy will grow.

3) You may invest in houses and properties in india.

So, If you continue to work in US and make money, Indian economy will grow
indirectly. Did you get my point ? Mr Vayalar Ravi knows this very well. He knows the earning potential on NRIs in US.
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Let us organize an event to meet him on July 4. Since It is a holiday, lot of people can meet him and chat with him.

Any comments from IV Core Team ? Can we contact Indian Ambassador to arrange a meeting with the minister ? is it possible ?
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Wake up guys, i am not being negative, i am just being positive,

the points that you mentioned applies to US economy, I Myself is playing very important role in Multi-million $$ product,

do you think US politicians care about us, they just showed straight finger, if you don't get then it'z not my problem

The only way we can get any thing out of these politicans by playing politics, show them the meat, we need to figure that out

One thing always worked is MEDIA, we need to get more attention on national media

again I am just being practicle

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I don't agree with 'eb3india'. Don't be on negative attitudes. Negative thinking will not gain anything. Think positive !

India Government will listen to us because;

1) If you stay here in USA, you will send money to your parents and relatives.
They will spend money and improve indian economy.

2) If you stay here and become rich, you may start a busness in india and employ indians and indian economy will grow.

3) You may invest in houses and properties in india.

So, If you continue to work in US and make money, Indian economy will grow
indirectly. Did you get my point ? Mr Vayalar Ravi knows this very well. He knows the earning potential on NRIs in US.
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There is no harm in trying different possibilities. Media is a good option.Also,
contacting indian ministers and government is not a bad idea at all. They may be able to help us ! it is better to try , rather than doing nothing !

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Wake up guys, i am not being negative, i am just being positive,

the points that you mentioned applies to US economy, I Myself is playing very important role in Multi-million $$ product,

do you think US politicians care about us, they just showed straight finger, if you don't get then it'z not my problem

The only way we can get any thing out of these politicans by playing politics, show them the meat, we need to figure that out

One thing always worked is MEDIA, we need to get more attention on national media

again I am just being practicle
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Ok Va_labour,

Give someone else a chance to comment like a core member You have posted 3 consecutive posts on here, Twice.

Relax man, if you want the core team to reply that badly, either send them a PM or email them.
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For Indian immigrants in DC, this is a great opportunity. There are things Vayalar Ravi can do for you.

1. One major issue is totalization agreement between USA and India so that you can enjoy social security money which you paid into the system here. If the Government is so concerned about NRIs, this is the first thing they have to do.

2. NRIs can not buy Agricultural land in India. Ask him why not? Local builders buy the agri land, rezone it and sell it to you for a profit. Why is Indian Government protecting middle men?

Think of some more. You will get them.
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I think, if at all Minister is being planned to be met , it is better only few problems are presented to Minister.

PROBLEMS IN INDIA MAY DILUTE THE FOCUS. I think the following would be best to present ..

1) Retrogression.
2) Social Security Treaty.

Numbers justifying above data can do a lot good to explain the problem.
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Smile VISA retrogression problem !

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I think, if at all Minister is being planned to be met , it is better only few problems are presented to Minister.

PROBLEMS IN INDIA MAY DILUTE THE FOCUS. I think the following would be best to present ..

1) Retrogression.
2) Social Security Treaty.

Numbers justifying above data can do a lot good to explain the problem.
I think VISA retrogression problem can be addressed to the minister. That itself will give BIG relief to thousands of people from India.Make a special VISA Quota for India is another good option. Minister can suggest this option to the US Officials and Senators ! He is scheduled to meet some US senators in DC and NYC.

This is great opportunity for poeple living in Maryland and DC area. It is easy to go and meet him personally ! Think about it guys....
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Mr. Vayalar Ravi , Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs,is coming to USA on June 27,2006. He is coming to Washington DC on July 4 to meet Indian Ambassador and Indian community. We should try to meet him personally and explain the problems we are facing. He can talk to US counterparts and do something for us.

Let us organize an event to meet him on July 4. Since It is a holiday, lot of people can meet him and chat with him.

Any comments from IV Core Team ? Can we contact the Indian Ambassador to arrange a meeting with the minister ? is it possible ?

This is a Golden opportunity !
First of all what you want honorable Minister to do. Ask him to talk to US Congress to pass the law so that we get GC faster. Let say he speaks on our behalf. All I see happening is things getting worse rather than getting better. Those who are on the other side of the table will get a point to oppose to those who are supporting us. This is what going to happen. Every provision that is supporting our cause will be opposed by the fact that it has been done under the influence of foreign Government in this case it will be Indian. Organizations like numberusa is vehemently looking for a way to prove that how all pro-immigration provisions are anti-american. So we hand over them the Jackpot.
Whole idea of involving Indian Minister looks to me like small kids involved in a fight seeking help of their parents to get the issues fixed. Here we are not dealing with neighbors kid. Lets grow up..

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