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Canadian senior minister, mayor from 'Mini India' to attend Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

The delegation will also attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013 in Gandhinagar

Press Trust of India  |  Toronto 

Over 100 delegates from Canada, including a senior minister and two mayors will take part in the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in

The event will be held through January 7-9.

"This is the first time Canada's Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney and mayors of Brampton—populary known as 'Mini India'—and will be part of the delegation," D P Jain, Vice-President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) said.

The delegation will display emerging business opportunities in Canada, Jain added.

Minister Kenney will also be participating in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013 in Gandhinagar.

The ICCC is organising the Summit, where Canada is a partner country.

The 2013 trade mission largest ever organised by the ICCC comprises over 100 members including several prominent dignitaries.

"Our purpose is to forge linkages between the small businesses in Canada and India. We have lined up over 30 interactive sessions, B2B meetings, seminars, and workshops during the next two weeks," Naval Bajaj, President of ICCC and the leader of the delegation said.

He added the mission also comprises several other prominent individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders.

In addition to this being the largest delegation to India, there are several other distinguishing features to India Mission 2013.

The mission will be visiting Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar, Delhi and Amritsar.

First Published: Sat, January 05 2013. 13:22 IST