Dallas -TX: Dallas Telugu community gathered to welcome Hon. Parvathaneni Harish, the newly appointed Consul General of India in the US at Pasand Irving Restaurant on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Prasad Thotakura, TANA President introduced Hon. CGI Harish to the gathering as he is the first of person of Telugu origin to assume this highest position in US consulate history.
Hon. Harish grew up in Vijayawada, attended NSM Public School, Layola College and graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
Prasad Thotakura and Dr. S. Raghavendra Prasad, former TANA President felicitated Hon. CGI Harish with a shawl, Manju Kanneganti, TANA SW Regional Representative presented a bouquet of flowers. Chalapathi Rao Kondrakunta, TANA Membership promotion Chair and Dr. Bhanumathi Ivatury, TANA Social Services Chair presented a token appreciation to Hon. CGI and his wife Nandita. Suresh Manduva, TANTEX President-elect also felicitated Hon. CGI by presenting a shawl and a bouquet of flowers.
P. HARISH, IFS Ex. Academic Background:BE (Mechanical Engineering) from Osmania University College of Engineering with Gold MedalJoined Indian Foreign Service in 1990;
Learnt Arabic at the American University of Cairo and passed the examination with distinction;
Served in Indian Missions in Cairo and Riyadh handling Political, Commercial, Project and Press andInformation Sections;
Was Indian Representative to the Palestine National Authority during June 1998 – September 2000stationed in Gaza city, heading the Post;
Was on deputation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East(UNRWA) from October 2000 to September 2005;
Promoted as Chief of the Policy Analysis Unit at UNRWA Headquarters reporting to the Commissioner-General of the Agency;
Served as Director (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs from October 2005 to May 2006;
Served as Director (External Publicity) in the Ministry of External Affairs from May 2006 to August 2007;
Joint Secretary, Ministry of External AffairsOfficer on Special Duty to the Vice President of India August 2001 to August 2012;