CM greets people on Canada Day, hails NRI community’s contribution to nation’s development
The Voice of Chandigarh News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has greeted the people of Canada on the nation’s 150th anniversary, terming it a historical moment in the country’s progressive journey, to which the Punjabi and Indian community has significantly contributed.
In a message to the people of Canada, the Chief Minister said the enactment of Canada’s Constitution Act on July 1, 1867, laid the foundation for the emergence of one of the brightest stars on the global landscape.
The Chief Minister extended special greetings to the large Indian community in Canada, saying they were an integral part of the Western nation’s progress and well respected the world over for their dedicated hard work which had contributed significantly to the development of the country.
Captain Amarinder said while he hailed their contribution to Canada’s progress he realized that the roots of the Punjabi and Sikh NRI community settled there continued to be deeply embedded in Punjab and they were welcome to come back to their native land whenever they wanted to. They will be welcomed here with open arms, he said, adding that his government would ensure that the NRIs are facilitated in setting up business or otherwise getting re-integrated into Punjab in case they choose to return.
He lauded all Punjabis settled abroad for lending a sense of pride to the state with their industrious efforts to make a mark for themselves wherever they have chosen to live, including Canada.