The Consulate commemorated their 10 year-anniversary in collaboration with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, with a photo exhibition.

US Consulate General celebrates 10 years in Hyderabad
news News Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 14:32

The United States Consulate General of Hyderabad opened a photo exhibition in Ameerpet Metro Station on Wednesday, chronicling their activities over the past decade in the city. The Consulate commemorated their 10 year-anniversary in collaboration with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), exhibiting 30 photographs. The photographs are from events and initiatives taken up by the Consulate including music performances, visits by former Presidents and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in 2017 in Hyderabad, where US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, was the chief guest.

Consul General Katherine Hadda and NVS Reddy, Managing Director of HMR, inaugurated the exhibition. The photos were curated personally by the Consul General after evaluating thousands of photos. “These photos demonstrate the range of issues we covered over the last decade. It is especially fitting to display our exhibit at HMR, which has been our partner since its launch, and a leader in urban transportation,” she said.

The exhibit will be on display at the Ameerpet Metro Station for two weeks until June 12 and will then travel to other locations across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The photos were previously exhibited in Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport two months ago. which was inaugurated by US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I Juster.

The Consulate in Hyderabad provides services to residents of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh as well as Odisha. A new and bigger US Embassy is being constructed in the city’s Financial District to cater to the increasing number of aspirants from these states wishing to visit or migrate to the US.

The rapid growth of IT in the mid-1990s led to a huge demand for software engineers in the US. Many were recruited from undivided Andhra, and now the states of Andhra and Telangana, which send students to the US in large numbers. According to a study by the US-based Centre for Immigration, there were more than 4,00,000 Telugu speakers in the US in 2017 – nearly double the number in 2010.

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