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GISO Independence Day Celebrations

Dr Anupam Ray and Dr Renu Khator with GISO Team. From left: Aparna, Suma, Niharika, Sindhur, GISO President Ravi, Kaushik, Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray, Baala, Chancellor of the University of Houston System Dr Renu Khator, Abhinay, Harsh, Sarah, Vishal, Deputy Consul General Surendra Adhana.

Dr Anupam Ray and Dr Renu Khator with GISO Team. From left: Aparna, Suma, Niharika, Sindhur, GISO President Ravi, Kaushik, Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray, Baala, Chancellor of the University of Houston System Dr Renu Khator, Abhinay, Harsh, Sarah, Vishal, Deputy Consul General Surendra Adhana.

By Ravi Shankar Chandrasekar

HOUSTON: On August 15, 2017, Graduate Indian Student Organization(GISO) at University of Houston celebrated India’s 71st Independence Day and the event was graced by our esteemed dignitaries, Consulate general of India Dr. Anupam Ray and Chancellor of the University of Houston System Dr. Renu khator. Their words inspired graduate students to better themselves in every aspect, remembering to honor their families and nation.
After their galvanizing speeches, a fusion dance performance showcasing different dance forms from India elicited awe and brought back memories of home for all of us.

Cougars at Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Consulate.

Cougars at Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Consulate.

The event was also attended by other organizations namely Hindu Yuva, Sewa International, Bridges International, Houston Maharashtra Mandal and International Student and Scholar Services office at UH amongst others.

Various musical performances themed ‘reminiscence of home’, games and flavorful Indian uniting us in the spirit of happiness, sport and unity. The event was attended by over 300 students whose presence made the event a grand success.

Ravi Shankar Chandrasekar ia President-Graduate Indian Student Organization

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