Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora
Posted on: 09:07 PM IST Jul 30, 2013
The Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OF-BJP) has launched its Canada chapter to connect with the Indian diaspora in the country.
The inauguration coincided with the one day forum of OF-BJP meeting organised under the auspices of Global Community Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, member Central Committee of OF-BJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter.OF-BJP delegates from Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto attended the day long meeting in Mississauga, Ontario yesterday.Global OF-BJP Convener Vijay Jolly led the discussion on how to strengthen the organisation in Canada.OF-BJP Canada chapters have been established with the BJP's aim of connecting with the global Indian Diaspora.Jolly told the meeting that people of Indian-origin have played a significant role in development of Canada and for close Indo-Canadian friendship and understanding.Canada has an Indian population of 1.2 million and excels in the field of medicine, IT, commerce, sports, politics, media, social and cultural spheres.OF-BJP Canada shall focus on improving cultural and heritage links between the people of Canada and India, he said.
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