BJP launches overseas unit in Canada

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Updated: 31 Jul 2013 10:38 AM

Toronto: Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP)
has launched a Canada unit with chapters in four major cities -Toronto,
Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa - to connect with the Indian diaspora.

The Canada chapter of India's main opposition party was formally launched
Monday by OFBJP global convener Vijay Jolly at a one day forum organized
in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada under its "global community overreach

OFBJP Canada shall focus on improving cultural and heritage links between
the people of Canada and India, Jolly said.

OFBJP delegates from Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto attended the
day long meeting at Hilton Garden Inn at Mississauga, according to a media

Jolly nominated the following as conveners of the four chapters: Azad K
Kaushik (Toronto), Shivendra Dwivedi (Montreal), Aditya Tawatia
(Vancouver) and Shiv Bhaskar (Ottawa.)

Addressing the gathering, Jolly noted that people of Indian origin have
played a significant role in development of Canada and for close
Indo-Canadian friendship and understanding.

With a population of around 1.2 million in a total Canadian population of
33 million, people of Indian origin have made immense contributions in
medicine, IT, commerce, sports, politics, media, social and cultural

A book titled "Social Harmony" by Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister
and convenor of BJP's central election campaign committee was presented to
the newly appointed OFBJP Canada convenors.