PM participates in unveiling of Sardar Patel’s statue in Canada
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a ceremony in Markham, Canada on May 1, where a statue of Sardar Patel was unveiled at the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre.
PM Modi lauded the unveiling of the statue as a great initiative by the diaspora to deepen cultural ties with India.
He said that the statue of Sardar Patel would not only strengthen the cultural values but would also become a symbol of relations between the two countries.
He said, India is not only a nation, but also an idea and culture.
He said that India is that high level idea which talks of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'.
India-Canada bilateral relationship is based on the shared values of democracy, pluralism, and extended economic engagement.
Relations between the two countries are based on shared democratic values, the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious nature of the two societies, and people-to-people ties.
The visit of the Prime Minister of India to Canada in 2015 has transformed the bilateral relationship into a strategic partnership.
Both the countries pursue bilateral relations through the following dialogue mechanisms-
Joint Working Group on Higher Education(Since 2019)
Ministerial Level – Strategic, Trade and Energy Dialogue
Other sector specific joint working groups
Joint Committee Meeting on Civil Nuclear cooperation
India-Canada Strategic Dialogue by the External Affairs Ministers of both nations
Bilateral trade between India and Canada is worth US$ 5 billion.
More than 400 Canadian companies have a presence in India, and over 1,000 companies are actively trading in the Indian market.
India exports pharma, iron and steel, chemicals, gems and jewellery, nuclear reactors and boilers to Canada.
Imports include minerals, ores, vegetables, fertiliser, paper and pulp.
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