Former GCCI President, Manguirish Pai Raiker was felicitated by the Federation of Indo American (FIA), North America and Fremont Hindu Temple at Fremont, California, in the temple premises at the hands of Rajesh Verma, President FIA; and was presented with the FOG Achievement Award in recognising his efforts in promoting investments and strengthening the MSME sector in India. There were a number of community leaders from the Indian diaspora present there who praised the work done by Pai Raiker to promote India and help bridge the gap between the two countries. In his speech, Pai Raiker elucidated on various progressive schemes launched by the Government of India and narrated the economic progress of the country. Pai Raiker was also invited by the organisation ‘Garje Marathi Global,’ San Francisco Bay Area for their function, where he delivered the keynote address. He also met heads of various global tech companies, as well as some of the successful startups.