The 75-week world celebrations of 75th anniversary was formally launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 this yr.

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya I Edited by Amit Chanda

PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:23 PM IST

Alberta has now change into the primary Canadian province to formally recognise the 75-week celebrations of 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day, following a delay as Canada was caught in Covid-19 dealing with.

A ministerial assertion has been recorded within the legislature of the province marking the 75-week world celebrations, which was formally launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 this yr. India will mark the 75th anniversary of Independence Day on August 15 subsequent yr.

The assertion was delivered on the ground of the provincial legislative meeting by minister of infrastructure Prasad Panda, an Indo-Canadian on behalf of minister of tradition, multiculturalism and standing of ladies Leela Aheer.

Panda stated he had shared the assertion with Canada’s international minister Marc Garneau.

“Most foreigners who have never visited India cannot really gauge how vast and how diverse the country is. The cuisine changes every 200 miles (321km) you travel in any direction; the language and the dialect are different every 300 miles (482km); and cultural nuances shift subtly as you travel across the length and breadth of the country. This makes each state in India unique,” Panda advised Hindustan Times.

He stated that the ties which can be creating between the province and India as tech majors like Infosys and Mphasis have not too long ago established presence in Alberta.

“There are tremendous synergies that exist between Canada and India. I believe that with a little common sense, some hard-nosed business acumen, and political will, we can forge an incredibly strong, mutually beneficial relationship,” Panda stated.

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