Can you imagine how proud this guy's parents must be?
The United States National Republican Congressional Committee has selected Amit Pradhan, an ex-student of St Vincent’s School and Nowrosjee Wadia College, for its prestigious National Leadership award. Pradhan, who is founderpresident of the Californiabased Iopsis Software Inc. (a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Pune-based Iopsis Software), has also been appointed honorary chairman of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) of the US National Republican Congressional Committee.
The young Pune lad, who is being assisted by his elder brother Rajesh (30) in leading a 10-member team in the US, will now interact with US Congressmen in recommending policies aimed at promoting small businesses in the US, thereby fuelling economic growth in that country.
As US Republican Congressman Tom DeLay said in a press release issued in the US: "Pradhan will serve the state of California and is expected to play a crucial role in the committee’s efforts to involve top business people in the process of government reform."
This next bit puzzles me.
What is most surprising about Amit’s selection is, that neither he, nor his brother, is a green card holder or an American citizen. While Amit has been in the US for the last three years on an L1 visa (business manager), his brother is on a regular H1 visa.
The real tragedy here, of course, is that the RNC's telemarketers could've saved themselves a few bucks by making a local call to Pradhan's family instead. Better luck next time, guys.Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 19, 2003 to Scandalized! | TrackBack