Ottawa, August 15, 2022 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended greetings on India’s 75th Independence Day. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on India’s Independence Day:
“75 years ago today, India gained its independence and became the world’s largest democracy. Today is an opportunity to reflect the tremendous impact India’s people, history and culture have had around the world since 1947. We join the people of India and the Indo-Canadian communities in celebrating this milestone anniversary.
“Canada and India have a strong, long-standing and vibrant relationship built on shared values like democracy and a deep connection to the people, with more than 1.4 million people of Indian heritage calling Canada home. Their many important contributions have made, and continue to make, our nation stronger, more diverse and inclusive.
“Today, our two countries work together in many priority areas, including science and technology, finance and education. We also share common interests in advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region, combating climate change and strengthening global trade. We will continue to strengthen our partnership for the benefit of the people of Canada and India.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating India’s Independence Day here in Canada and around the world.”