June 22, 2023

Terre Haute Resident to Attend Indian Prime Minister’s Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that Terre Haute resident Santhana Naidu will attend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of Congress today. 

Naidu, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was chosen by Senator Young to represent Rose-Hulman and in recognition of his service to Rotary International. 

“Santhana has put his talents to great use in the Wabash Valley, particularly in the way he has promoted and championed higher education,” Senator Young said. “As the United States seeks to deepen our relationship with India, I’m proud to have Santhana representing Indian-American Hoosiers at the Capitol for this historic address.”

Naidu was born in Coimbatore, India, and moved to the United States in 1996 to pursue higher education. He has lived in Indiana for more than 25 years and became a United States citizen in 2017. Naidu was the 2019-20 Governor of Rotary International’s southern Indiana clubs. He has been a member of the Terre Haute Rotary Club since 2004 and has also served on the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission and the Union Hospital Foundation. He is currently the Board Chairman for Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries. He also has held leadership roles with the Indiana Health Fund, United Way of the Wabash Valley, Wabash Valley Art Spaces, and Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

More on Naidu is available here.