TORONTO: An Indo-Canadian MP has moved a movement in Canada’s parliament to have November proclaimed as Hindu Heritage Thirty day period.
The movement was initiated on Monday by Chandra Arya, an MP from the ruling Liberal Celebration symbolizing Nepean in the Ottawa region. It also has fourteen joint seconders, slicing throughout social gathering traces.
The movement is nevertheless to be debated, and handed by means of equally chambers of parliament, the Residence of Commons and Senate, ahead of Hindu Heritage Thirty day period gets to be a fact.
The movement phone calls on the Canadian federal government to “recognise the contributions that Hindu-Canadians have produced to the socio-financial improvement of Canada, and their expert services to the Canadian culture, the richness of Hindu Heritage and its huge contribution to the world of arts and science, astronomy to drugs, and its society and traditions and the value of educating and reflecting on it for our potential generations in Canada by declaring November, each and every 12 months, Hindu Heritage Thirty day period.”
Equivalent heritage months are by now committed in Canada. Might is noticed as Canadian Jewish Heritage Thirty day period, Oct as Canadian Islamic Background Thirty day period and April as Sikh Heritage Thirty day period.
In his speech in the Residence introducing the movement, Arya explained that “proclaiming Hindu Heritage Thirty day period also delivers an option to don’t forget, rejoice and teach equally latest and potential generations about Hindu-Canadians and the essential position they have performed and proceed to participate in in communities throughout Canada.”
Arya explained that Hindus began arriving in Canada above a hundred a long time again and their populace quantities around 600,000 at this time and they hail from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other South Asian and Southeast Asian, African and Caribbean international locations, like Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, among the other destinations.
“Hindu-Canadians have produced and proceed to make major contribution to Canada’s socio-financial, political, and cultural heritage as health professionals, researchers, engineers, legal professionals, company leaders, artists, lecturers, federal government officers, elected officers, and so on. From developing establishments to staying philanthropists, Hindu-Canadians have excelled in all expert services and sectors and in all walks of existence,” he explained in the speech.
The movement was welcomed by the group. Dr Azad Kaushik, president of the Nationwide Alliance of Indo-Canadians explained, “It is our hope that the movement will be handed in a non-partisan fashion.”
Passage of the movement, he explained, “would also be a recognition of the contributions Hindu-Canadians make to enrich the multi-cultural mosaic of Canadian life”.
Kushagr Sharma, vice-president of the Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce, explained the group hoped for political “consensus” in securing the proclamation and it would “positively showcase the contribution of the community”.