Nearly a month after Indian Techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla became a victim of hate crime in the US, the state of Kansas has declared March 16 as ‘Indian-American Appreciation Day’.
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Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead by a 51-year-old US Navy veteran Adam Purinton on February 22, was shot at a bar in Olathe, Kansas after the shooter yelled “get out of my country” at him and his friend.
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He then went on to add such actions can never overshadow “our shared values and beliefs, the dignity of mankind…” and that they will continue to welcome and support the Indian community in the State of Kansas.
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The event was also attended by Madasani and Grillot who paid their respects to Kuchibhotla at the event.
He then went on to declare, March 16, Indian American Day in the State of Kansas.
“We find peace in the Sanskrit mantra Satyamev Jayate or truth alone triumphs. With this proclamation today, I am declaring Indian American Day in the State of Kansas.” – Sam Brownback, Kansas Governor