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Raja Rajeswari becomes New York's first Indian-American judge

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, April 16: Cheni born Raja Rajeswari, who came to America when she was 16, has become the first person of Indian descent to be med as a crimil court judge in New York City. Rajeswari, 43, an assistant district attorney at the Richmond County District Attorney’s office, who was nomited to the bench by Mayor Bill de Blasio, formally assumed her new office on Tuesday. “It’s like a dream. It’s way beyond what I imagined,” she was quoted as saying by silive.com, a Staten Island news website. “For someone like me, an immigrant who comes from India, I’m beyond grateful,” she said. “I told the mayor this is not only my American Dream, but it shows another girl from a far away country that this is possible.” (IANS)

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