Canadian high commissioner promotes India for studies to youths

CHANDIGARH: Nadir Patel, Canadian high commissioner to India, highlighted possibility of greater educational collaboration with not just Indian students studying on Canadian campuses but also vice versa coming true.

“At present we have 46,000 Indian students studying in Canada. But we would like to see students from Canada also studying in Indian educational institutions. The number of Indian students in Canada has grown by 17% over the past five years and is surging every year,” he said while speaking on the topic ‘India-Canada relationship in today’s interconnected world’ at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Mohali on Wednesday.

Pael, the first Indo-Canadian to be appointed to this top position, met Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal earlier in the day. He informed that Canadians of Indian origin had been contributing a lot to the $2 trillion economy of the North American country, yet there was immense scope to boost investment further in terms of entrepreneurial ventures in various sectors.