India and the United States share strong ties including exchange programs in every area that bind the two countries said US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce. She further said that it is very important to preserve India's antiquities and culture. "The reason I am here tonight is to celebrate Fulbright-Nehru (program) 70th anniversary promoting mutual understanding between our two countries. So, this created the people-to-people contact and make them (ties) even stronger,".
"Our ties were have never been this stronger. We are also doing a number of cultural programs here in India through our Ambassador Funds for Cultural Preservation. It is very important for us to protect India's antiquities and culture. We have an exchange program in every area. There are many ties that bind our two countries," Royce added.