New York State Assemblyman David Weprin, accompanied by Indian Diaspora Council International (IDC), presented to Amb. Riva Ganguly Das, Indian Consul General in New York, the NYS Resolution #701 adopted by NYS Legislature on June 21, 2017 in recognition of the March 3, 2017 observance of the New York Indian Consulate’s recognition of 100th Anniversary of the abolition of Indian Indentureship. The presentation took take place on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Indian Consulate in New York.
The Indian Diaspora Council International’s (IDC) president Ashook Ramsaran initiated the effort for the New York State Resolution and collaborated with Hon. David Weprin who was the lead sponsor. The Resolution was co-sponsored by NYS Assembly Members Miller, Rozic, Lavine, Simon, Ortiz and several others. This Resolution complements the Proclamation by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo issued on March 3, 2017.