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Some Indian-origin lawmakers visit their place of origin

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Some of the Indian-origin lawmakers, who participated in the PIO-Parliamentary Conference today, visited their places of origin.

Ramesh Sangha, a from Brampton Centre, visited his hometown in in during his trip to

Sangha, a while he was in India, migrated to in 1994. He got elected to the on the Liberal Party of Canada's ticket in 2015.

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, a lawmaker from Maungakiekie in New Zealand, also took the opportunity to visit her parents in Chennai.

Born in and raised in Singapore, Radhakrishnan moved to New Zeland to purse her studies and later joined the Labour Party.

However, there were also some who could not visit their place of origin.

Gopaul Boodhan, the of Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Trindad and Tobago, who is also attending the conference, wanted to visit but could not.

"Coming to is always an emotional moment," Boodhan said.

The first PIO-Parliamentary Conference is being attended by 134 elected representatives from 24 countries including France, Fiji, and

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 00:20 IST