Fatehgarh Sahib: Here is good news for all those, who want to settle their next generation abroad but are scared from recent racial attacks in Australia. The Canadian government wants to utilize the expertise of Indian students and engineers as they believe Indians can run world if given proper chance, this was stated here by Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament from the Barrie constituency of Ontario and the Chairman of Canada-India Parliamentary Association, Canada.
The Canadian MP came here to deliver an address in the Seminar on “Educational/ Employment opportunities for Indians in Canada” organized by the Computer Science Depart-ment of SGPC-run Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College ( BBSBEC) Fatehgarh Sahib. Patrick was accompanied by Sukhpal Dhanoa and Sunawal Singh Dhillon from the Inter-national Punjab Development Council Canada.
“Since the educational set up of India has potential to create world class Engineers, we expect that their students can run world if they get proper guidance and chance. We have decided to increase the number of visas to skilled Indian youngsters,” said Patrick.
About increasing craze among Punjabi students to go abroad, he admitted that Punjabi students are at top in going abroad. He said that 40 percent of the total students going overseas for their studies are from Punjab while 30 percent are from Gujarat and remaining 30 percent from the rest of India. Identifying the thrust areas for the Indians to specialize in, Patrick listed Petroleum, Hardware, Green Techno-logies and Pharmaceutical industry. He expected that the number of Indian students going to Canada on student visas would double in the next five years.
About impact of global economic recession, he said the impact of recession on India and Canada minimal. Patrick also expressed concern over the short figure of trade between India and Canada.