urge to study in the foreign universities
are increasing at an alarming rate.
Even though in countries like Australia
many Indian students are facing religious
trouble, the student’s flair
to study abroad doesn’t come
Nicholas S.Namba, Director, International
exchanges (Cultural affairs), US Embassy,
New Delhi said that the economic slowdown
in US has least affected the image
of America as the land of opportunities.
Recent report stated that 95,000 students
from India were given visas to pursue
higher studies in America last year,
indicating that America is still the
land of opportunities despite recession.
Mr. Namba reported to the mediapersons
inTirunelveli as a part of the programme
designed by US consulate-general to
strengthen Indo-US people-to-people
relationship even to the people of
smaller towns in South India.
The reporters asked Mr.Namba about
the complaint in India that America
acts like a world policeman by interfering
in the internal affairs of other nations.
He said, “America is extremely
concerned about any kind of human
rights violations anywhere in the
He expressed his interest to meet
anti-Americans even in the smaller
towns of South India.