New Delhi: US Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Thursday said Indian students played an important role in helping build closer ties between the two countries.
"You are doing this for maybe your individual career pursuits, but I also want to tell you how important it is to our two countries, as we both are building closer and closer relations as the president and prime minister have been working on," Verma said on the occasion of Student Visa Day here.
"The work that you do at your individual level is important and what you are doing is (pulling) our two countries together and that s a great thing for peace and prosperity," he added. Marked by the US Embassy, the Student Visa Day saw Verma interacting with students and handing over passports to two students with issued visas, going to the United States to pursue higher studies. Last year Indian students in the US contributed