In his official social media channel, Justin Trudeau conveyed, “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Navratri! I extend my heartfelt felicitations to the Hindu community.
Canada PM Wish Navratri to Hindu Community 2023.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his warm wishes to the Hindu community during Navratri. He shared, “Happy Navratri! My best wishes to all who celebrate this festival.”
Navratri is an important Hindu festival, marking the victory of goddess Durga over the buffalo-headed demon Mahishasura, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. It’s a time for families to come together, pray, enjoy performances, have special meals, and watch fireworks. This was stated in an official message from the Canadian Prime Minister.
Describing the festival as an opportunity to learn about Hindu culture and recognize their contributions to Canada, he mentioned in the statement, “For all Canadians, Navratri is a chance to explore the rich history and culture of Hindu communities and appreciate their valuable contributions to Canada’s society, culture, and economy. Today’s celebrations remind us of the strength in Canada’s diversity. On behalf of my family and the Government of Canada, I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Navratri this year.
This happened after the Canadian Prime Minister suggested in their parliament that Indian agents might be involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. In response, India called these claims ‘unfounded’ and ‘motivated’.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs stated, “We’ve seen and rejected the Canadian Prime Minister’s statement in their parliament, and their Foreign Minister’s statement as well. Accusing the Indian government of any involvement in violence in Canada is unfounded and driven by hidden motives. We’re a democratic country committed to the rule of law.”
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated terrorist in India, was killed outside a Gurdwara in Surrey, Canada, on June 18.
Regarding this issue, India’s External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, mentioned that Canada’s approach to terrorists and those openly advocating violence is quite permissive.
“The Canadian Prime Minister initially made certain allegations privately and then publicly. Our response, both in private and public, was that his claims didn’t match our policies. We offered to investigate if his government had specific information for us to consider. That’s where the conversation stands for now,” explained S. Jaishankar.