Vice Chancellor and President Dr. Mark Evered and CICS Director Satwinder Bains attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Harper in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16th in Vancouver BC. The Prime Ministers both spoke of the power of the Diaspora and the community, social and trade connections between the two countries. Almost 500 people were in attendance at the event that brought an Indian Prime Minister to BC after 42 years. Premier Christy Clark was also in attendance and had met with the Prime Minister earlier in the day. Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade was one of the hosting MP’s for the event.
This was a historic visit of its kind because it was the first time in nearly five decades that India’s Head of State visited British Columbia.