Atul Nishar
Chairman, Hexaware
President, Namaste America

Civilization and Culture are deep-rooted and diverse in every country and therefore held with great pride by its people. When we understand and appreciate the culture of people of a region or a country, we come closer to each other in many spheres. Business also thrives on mutual respect and trust.

Namaste America has been conceptualized as a platform for cultural exchange between United States of America and India. This joint initiative supported by the U. S. Consulate is perhaps the very first such endeavor in India which aims to bring America and India in concert by celebrating the cultural heritage of our countries, as well as to promote business in the areas of Art, Education, Sports, Media, Entertainment, Science and Technology.

All of us at Namaste America seek your support in bringing the people of the two great nations - America & India - closer.


Paul A. Folmsbee
Past US Consul General, Mumbai
Past Hon. Chairman, Namaste America

"On behalf of the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, I congratulate Namaste America on its inauguration. They will contribute to the richness of the U.S. - Indo relationship through its programs and activities. The strength of the bond between our two countries is demonstrated not only through political and economic ties, but also through cultural and educational connections. I wish Namaste America all the best for success."


Dr.Habil Khorakiwala
Chairman, Wockhardt Ltd.

"India and America have great interaction in business, commerce, education and people. Namaste America brings another dimension of closeness in Art and Culture between the two great democracies of the world. It is a privilege for me to make a contribution in this endeavour."


Dr. Indu Shahani
Sheriff of Mumbai, & Principal HR College

"Greetings from the Sheriff of Mumbai and hearty congratulations to Namaste India which will be an effective bridge between world s largest democracies in art culture and education. Today with half the population of India being under the age of twenty five Namaste America will serve as a great platform for showcasing young talent from both the countries and enhancing multi cultural exchanges."


Mr. Nayan Patel
Executive Director, Packam Control Pvt Ltd.

"I am indeed very happy to be part of Namaste America. This initiative will create a better platform for artists and sportsmen of the two nations to interact. Such interactions shall further promote trade and business in these sectors. I am sure; Namaste India will help bring the cultures and people of these two giant democracies still closer."


Mr. Niraj Bajaj
Director, Bajaj Ltd

Hearty Congratulations to Namaste America. USA & India are the two biggest democracies of the World. They are in the midst of forging closer and closer relationship economically, politiacally, culturally and on a person ato a person level. Best wishes to Namaste America to contribute to this and make a difference


Mr. Pramit Jhaveri
CEO, Citibank

"I am delighted to be part of Namaste America especially at its inception. In its mission to nurture Indian and American visual and performing arts and to foster the transference of culture between the two nations, Namaste America has taken the perfect next step in further strengthening the ties between the two countries."


Mr.Raman Maroo
MD, Shemaroo Entertainment

"I would like to congratulate all the people who have been involved in putting together an important initiative like NAMASTE AMERICA. It is an initiative whose time has come. A strong bonding in fields like Culture, Art, etc is the basic building block in creating a sustained relationship between countries. NAMASTE AMERICA looks to catalyse stronger bonds between the India and USA. I am proud to be a part of NAMASTE AMERICA and look forward to contributing towards achieving its objectives."


Mr.Shiamak Davar
International Performer & Choreographer

"The US Consulate Mumbai has always been very supportive and encouraging in bringing the two great nations together not only for Business but also for Cultural Exchange. Namaste America is a great platform to take this to the next level as our country is rich in heritage and cultural Diversity. I wish Namaste America great success in all their endeavors to form new alliances of arts and culture to create something dynamic and unique that will not only enhance the bond between our two countries but also be an example of solidarity and friendship for the world to follow."