Ontario PC Leader visits India as the Year 2018 dawns

January 9, 2018 9:39 AMComments Off on Ontario PC Leader visits India as the Year 2018 dawnsViews: 18

As the election year ushered upon, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Patrick Brown wrapped up a successful New Year trip to India on the weekend of January 7th. The Ontario PC leader focused on investment opportunities for Ontario, visiting the diverse places of faith there and held discussions on strengthening Canada-India ties via sports such as cricket.

The 42nd Ontario general election is scheduled to be held on or before June 7, 2018.

Pictures marking the visit from his twitter feed – @brownbarrie, Patrick Brown, Leader of the Ontario PC Party and MPP for Simcoe North:
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“Began my India trip by visiting the Harmandir Sahib, the spiritual home of Sikhs, to receive blessings for a great 2018. I have visited the holy Sikh shrine 8 times and witnessing the beauty of this place of prayer & devotion has always been blissful and humbling.”

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“Great sit down with former Team India Cricket Team Captain and icon, Kapil Dev. With cricket being one of the fastest growing sports in Ontario, discussed opportunities to strengthen relationship between India and Canada through sports.”

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“We finished a great week in India & I leave with optimism for the significant opportunity that exists in India to drive investment to Ontario & Canada. Special thanks to PCPO VP Jag Badwal & former Canada India Foundation Chairman Laj Prasher for coordinating this visit.”

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“Joined in on the evening Ganga Aarti at the holy Dasaswamedh Ghat on the Ganges riverbanks. Truly grateful to receive blessings for a prosperous 2018 at one of the most sacred rivers to Hindus.”

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“Attended early morning Hindu prayer at the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir in Varanasi. Every day, thousands of devotees attend this holy temple to seek spiritual peace and blessings from Lord Shiva.”

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“I was also grateful to have the opportunity to join sevadars and serve langar to the devotees.”

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“Before the evening Aarti, I was fortunate enough to meet with locals and serve langar along the riverbanks of the Ganges.”

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“Attended evening prayer with the PCPO team at the Choti Masjid in Uttar Pradesh.”

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“Visited St. Mary’s Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Northern India. Established in the 1800s, this unique architectural wonder embraces elements of Indian design.”

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