Indian embassy in U.S. launches Facebook page

To reach out to the vast Indian community, which has one of the highest penetrations of Internet users among all ethnic communities in the States, Indian embassy in U.S. launched its Facebook page recently.

It’s a part of the efforts of its Ambassador Meera Shankar to reach out to the ever-increasing and vibrant Indian-American community. “We are happy to announce the launch of the Facebook account of the Embassy. The address is,” Embassy spokesman Virander Paul said in a statement. “Please join the group and also invite other ‘friends of India’ to join,” he said.

The ‘Maximum India’ festival being launched by the Kennedy Center from March 1 is one of the few first messages on the page.

“Join and enjoy the splendour of ‘Maximum India’ – a mega festival hosted by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in cooperation with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Embassy of India, Washington DC from March 1-20, 2011,” the Embassy said.