Chicagoans Give Fond Farewell to CG Mukta Tomar


By Suresh Shah

CHICAGO: Chicagoans vied with each other to bid farewell to popular Indian Consul General Mukta Tomar who is leaving her office after a three year successful run as Indian CG at the Downtown Consulate office. She had succeeded Ambassador Ashok Attri and struck instant rapport with Indian Diaspora in Midwest region.

A farewell function was held at the Consulate in Chicago Downtown on Friday, May 31 where the elite of Indian community flocked to express their appreciation for the departing CG as also to offer their best wishes to her for her new assignment in the Foreign Ministry in New Delhi. Notable presence was that of Pakistani Consul General Zaheer Pervaiz Khan who presented her with a beautiful book Journey In Pakistan. His gesture of goodwill was vastly appreciated.

Heads of Indian corporations and associations, Prof Pandey and Naren Patel of AIA, Hina Trivedi, Iftekhar Shareef of FIA, Gurbachan Kaur of Hindi Lovers Club, Niranjan Shah of Globetrotter Eng Corp, Dr Birendra Sinha of Anila Sinha Foundation, Balwinder Singh of Gurudwara Sahib of Chicago, Vinesh Virani of Art of Living, Dr Aniruddh, Rohot Joshi of Northeasern Illinois Univerity, Usha Kamaria of Niles Township Indian Community, Dr Mehboob Kapaida, Gur Mahendra Kumar, Rishikant Singh Midwest Manager of Air India and Media representatives were present.

A group of Indian Americans headed by Balwinder and Vinesh Virani held a private reception for Mukta Tomar on Sunday June 2 at Jaipur Palace in Chicago Downtown. The function was attended by 30 plus guests and invitees. Hindi Lovers Club President Gurbachan Kaur presented a Plaque recognizing the services rendered by Tomar to the Indian community in the past three years as CG.