U.S. Consul General, Peter Haas and Atul Nishar, President of Namaste America, co-hosted an Inaugural ball in Honour of the 44th President of The United States of America, Barack Obama. The Consulate’s Inauguration Ceremony featured a live telecast of the Presidential Address from Washington D.C.. Bajaj Group was the presenting supporter of this prestigious event.
Rani Mukherji also graced the occasion and was felicitated for her valued contribution to Indian Cinema.
The evening began with a dance performance by renowned choreographer, Rahul Saxena and his team of accomplished dancers. The event was attended by a diverse cross-section of Mumbai society.
Seen exchanging pleasantries were Rani Mukherji, Amy & Peter Haas, US Consul General, Mumbai, Deanna Abdeen, Consular Section Chief, US Consulate, Dr. Alka Nishar, Atul Nishar, President, Namaste America, Niraj Bajaj, Sunita Menon, Arti & Kailash Surendranath, Indu Shahani, Nayan Patel, Queenie Singh, Adam Rodriguez, (Hollywood star CSI), Lata Patel, Dalip Tahil, Sushma Reddy, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dalip Tahil, Vivek Jain, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Talat & Bina Aziz, Gregory David Roberts & Princess Francoise Sturdza, Madhoo & Satish Shah Ananya Dutta, Simone Singh , Ananya Dutta etc
The inauguration ceremony theme of “Faith in America's Future” commemorates the United States’ perseverance and unity. This year also marks the 150th year since placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the new Capitol Dome in 1863. The naming of inaugural ceremony themes is a new tradition that highlights historic events that helped shape U.S. democracy.