We started out with a quiz about America. Then we went on to a speech about the Consular services. It was boring, but informative. :-) I met a few new people.
Then there were some questions asked. Many people were curious about Indian visa regulations (about which nobody knew in the US Consulate, except one ACS (american citizen services) officer).
Among the really stupid questions were :
- Does the US Consulate pay for the US citizens education in India?
- If my minor daughter, who is a US citizen, wants to go to school in the US, can the parents come with?
- If the Consulate can help at Calcutta International School (CIS) to get the younger US citizen students to be able to meet with International schools before their senior year?
I enjoyed making some new friends, but also was bored out of my mind.
Now, thanks to going out for the day for this meeting, I have a cold and a slight fever. *sigh* such is life I suppose
Will have a few more posts coming up soon about going for Nihari and other adventures around Kolkata. :-)