India Asked IITian Diaspora In Canada To Invest In Startup India Campaign

October 04, 2016 15:50
India Asked IITian Diaspora In Canada To Invest In Startup India Campaign

India has urged the IITian diaspora in Canada to invest in PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious Startup India campaign to promote a culture of innovation in its ancestral land.

Indian Consul General Dinesh Bhatia has urged the 400 IITians from Canada, US and Australia to invest into India $2 trillion economy while speaking at the 2016 International Conference of the IIT Alumni Canada.

Bhatia said that Indian economy offers good opportunities for IITians to become part of its success story in the conference which, for this year, is focused on ‘Towards a Sustainable and Prosperous future: Focus on Technology, Health and Environment’.

Co-chairman of the conference, Raghu Nayak said, “IITians stand for innovation and these bright brains at the conference have highlight how we can integrate innovation to solve global problems of poverty, diseases and pollution. Since technology caused most of the current problems facing mankind, we think it is the technology that will solve these problems”

The mayor of the India-dominated city in Canada, Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto, Linda Jaffrey, invited the IITians to become partners in the progress of her city which is one of the fastest growing city in Canada.

Reports said that Canada is home to over 1,000 hugely successful IITians, including billionaire Prem Watsa, who is called the Warren Buffet of Canada.

By Prajakt K

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