Dr. Vishnu Hade, the Deputy Consul General of India in Houston, left Houston to take up his next assignment in Tehran, Iran. On Wednesday, June 19th, members and guests of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) arranged an informal get-together at the Bombay Palace Restaurant to say goodbye to Dr. Hade, who has been a friend not just of the Chamber, but the whole Indo-American community in Houston.
Several members of the group, which included Consul General Rinzing Wangdi, members of the Board of Directors of IACCGH, Mr. Sam Kanappan, Mr. Sasidharan Nair and Ellen Goldberg, spoke about Dr. Hade. His dedication to his work at the Consulate, as well as his generosity to the local community made him a very well known and popular figure. Whatever responsibility he undertook, he completed it with utmost care. Anybody that needed help, whether professionally or personally, could turn to Dr. Hade and know that they would not be let down. His absence will be felt by all the members of the community.
Dr. Hade is going to Teheran as Minister at the Indian Embassy. This is his second assignment in Iran, having been there and in several other countries during his career with the Foreign Service. He speaks Farsi fluently together with a few other languages, so he will be right at home immediately on arrival.
Members of the group hoped that he would continue the work of setting up a Chamber of Commerce wherever he goes. Dr. Hade carries with him many pleasant memories of Houston and the friends he made here. He looks forward to the day when friends from Houston visit him in Teheran.
The group was also fortunate to be able to welcome Mr. Ramjilal Koli, who has taken over Dr. Hade’s position at the Consulate in Houston.
The evening ended with a plaque being presented to Dr. Hade by Dr. Randhir Sinha of IACCGH, along with a banner, which was signed by everyone present. We wish Dr. Hade a fond farewell and hope that some day our paths will cross again.