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Jul 30, 2013 at 09:07pm IST

Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora

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.

Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora

Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora

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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