Indian-American woman honoured

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Indian-American woman honoured
Washington, 4/26
A US lawmaker has honoured an Indian-American
woman posthumously by hoisting the American
flag over the Capitol in her honour.
Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-
Americans, honoured Vimala Padmanabhan
Kolappa on February 28, two days after she
died.
Her son Vimal Kolappa, a North Carolina-based
hotelier and philanthropist who received the
flag, today said “It was a total surprise to
me. I was very touched and surprised which
make me to serve more for this greatest
country and the people”.
“It is a great honour. It is one of the
greatest honours to the Indian community,”
said Kolappa who owns and operates 16
franchise hotels, employing more than 300
people.
Kolappa, who is constructing eight more
hotels, has been holding fundraisers in
support of local leaders including Holding.
“Holding has been very instrumental in
helping the Indian community and making
inroads with doing business with India.
He has always been very helpful not only to
the Indian community, but for all of his
constituents,” Kolappa said.
He said this is reflective of Holding’s
caring nature of all his constituents
including Indian-Americans.
“The flag is not only a symbol of America,
but of remembrance of mother Vimala (who died
on February 26). Two days later, it was
flying over the US Capitol at the request of
Congressman Holding. It is a great honour,”
Kolappa added.

Indian-American woman honoured

Washington, 4/26

A US lawmaker has honoured an Indian-American

woman posthumously by hoisting the American

flag over the Capitol in her honour.

Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the

Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-

Americans, honoured Vimala Padmanabhan

Kolappa on February 28, two days after she

died.

Her son Vimal Kolappa, a North Carolina-based

hotelier and philanthropist who received the

flag, today said “It was a total surprise to

me. I was very touched and surprised which

make me to serve more for this greatest

country and the people”.

“It is a great honour. It is one of the

greatest honours to the Indian community,”

said Kolappa who owns and operates 16

franchise hotels, employing more than 300

people.

Kolappa, who is constructing eight more

hotels, has been holding fundraisers in

support of local leaders including Holding.

“Holding has been very instrumental in

helping the Indian community and making

inroads with doing business with India.

He has always been very helpful not only to

the Indian community, but for all of his

constituents,” Kolappa said.

He said this is reflective of Holding’s

caring nature of all his constituents

including Indian-Americans.

“The flag is not only a symbol of America,

but of remembrance of mother Vimala (who died

on February 26). Two days later, it was

flying over the US Capitol at the request of

Congressman Holding. It is a great honour,”

Kolappa added.

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