Tewari lauds Punjabi diaspora’s vibrancy in Canada
TORONTO/LUDHIANA, November 24: Senior Congress leader and former union
minister Manish Tewari has lauded the vibrancy and energy of the Punjabi
diaspora across the world, where it has made its mark in every sphere of
He also congratulated the Indian and Punjabi origin parliamentarians who
were recently elected in the general elections. He said, they had made
every Indian feel proud.
Speaking at a reception hosted in his honour by the Canadian chapter of the
Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) organised by Amarpreet Aulakh, at Toronto on
Monday, Tewari pointed out, the Punjabi’s of the Indian origin living in
Canada not only had done well in their life, but had excelled in various
walks of life particularly the politics.
The former union minister also appreciated the interest and concern the
NRIs have been showing in the events and developments back home. “I feel
immensely happy and proud at the same time as I see our Punjabi faces
spread across the political spectrum lending voice not only to their own
brethren but the entire Canadian society”, he said, amidst lots of cheers
Tewari said, people back home were also looking up to the NRIs as they
carried a lot of influence in Punjab. “The way you have kept your links
alive with your roots makes you as important a part of that society as you
are here”, he told the audience, adding, this bonding has had positive
influence over the relationship between the two countries as well.
Among those present on the occasion included Bob Soraya MP,Jack MacLaren MLA, Vic Dhillon
MLA, Harinder Thakar MLA, Harinder Malhi MLA,Parm Gill Ex MP, Joe Daniel Ex MP,Gurbax Malhi Ex MP, Bob Stanley, Pawan Dewan,Gurdev Gill, Manjit GIll, Gurbax Bhatti, Sunny shergill, parminder Dhillon, Jasbir Bhatti, Jarnail grewal, Gurdeep Jhajj, Ranjodh Sidhu, Rana Ahluwalia, Gurpreet Kala Gill, Harpal Bains, Puneet Ludhiana, Gurwinder thind, Jassi Gwaddi, Gurneak Thaira, Ashok bawa, Gursewak dhillon, Sukhwinder Rataul, Inderjit mangat,Amaninder mangat