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Toronto/New Delhi; 23 August 2022: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla, who arrived in Canada on Monday met the Indian Diaspora in Toronto en route to Halifax to attend the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Association. 

Speaking on this occasion, Shri Birla said that the Indian Diaspora contributes significantly to the development of Canada while staying rooted to their motherland.  He appreciated their dedication to both to their motherland and adopted homeland.

Mentioning that the New India has become the voice of the whole world and other countries are looking at India with hope, Shri Birla said that the youth of the country are playing an important role in progress and development of the country. Whenever there is any challenge or calamity facing the world, the youth have come up with reliable solutions, added Shri Birla.

Referring to aatmanrbhara Bharat, Shri Birla said that there was a time when we were dependent on other countries in many other fields including technology and science. However today in this era of innovation, India is rapidly moving towards self-reliance. In the effort to become a developed nation, India has also kept alive the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. This is the reason that whatever India achieves today, it also shares with everyone.

Further speaking on the role of Diaspora in connecting the two countries, Shri Birla said that they play an important role in strengthening India's relations with their adopted countries. They love India and make important contributions in taking their adopted countries forward with their best effort.

Shri Birla lauded the Indian Diaspora for celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on the completion of 75 years of the nation's independence with gaiety even on foreign soil. Birla said that the tricolor binds all Indians around the world together. In the Amrit Kaal, Indian abroad celebrated Independence Day and made it a global celebration, said Shri Birla.

Earlier on the day, Shri Birla visited Swami Narayan and offered prayers He also vited the temple Museum. Shri Birla said that India's glorious history and spiritual imprint are visible in the temple architecture.



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