Saturday, 24 February 2018

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and family's visit to India

It was very nice to see a week-long visit from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his family to India. They traveled to various cities in the country with PM Trudeau meeting govt. leaders, business leaders, film stars, civil society leaders, students etc. The family also visited important cultural and religious heritage sites in India.

As an Indian citizen living in India I am all for close Indo-Canadian ties. One issue though which hopefully will get resolved in the near future is the serious concern expressed by some Indian govt. leaders about some Indian origin people in Canada who seem to be involved in a separatist movement.

Barring that issue, I think there is tremendous amount of common values shared between Canada and India like democracy, freedom of religion (including freedom to have no faith), rule of law etc.

In the 1980s I visited Toronto and Montreal driving by road from USA. I enjoyed those visits to Canada.

Given below are some pics and text courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CanadainIndia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1944437305584629, updated on 23-Feb-2018.

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Celebrating Indian culture and heritage! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ms. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and their children visit the #TajMahal in #Agra, a UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site.
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#MahatmaGandhi's principles of peace, tolerance, inclusion, social equality, non-discrimination and non-violence are also important Canadian values.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Trudeau and Ms. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau visit the #SabarmatiAshram in #Ahmedabad.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ms. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau visit the #Akshardham Temple in Ahmedabad.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in #Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the family of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the ceremonial welcome in Delhi.

Photo courtesy/credit PMO India
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Photo courtesy/credit: PMO India
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India
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Sri Harmandir Sahib, known as the Golden Temple. Sacred to Sikhs and open to everyone. I don’t think I will ever forget this. Our cabinet ministers, MPs, Sophie and I were profoundly honoured by the welcome & hospitality today.
Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/966393310054092801, 21-Feb-2018
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PM @JustinTrudeau of Canada called on #PresidentKovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan today
Courtesy: https://twitter.com/rashtrapatibhvn/status/967015388797026305, 23-Feb-2018
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[I thank all sources mentioned above and have presumed that they will not have any objections to me sharing the above pics and text from their websites/posts on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]

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