In recognition of India’s Independence Day, Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:
“August 15th marks the 67th anniversary of India's independence.
“The founding of modern India was made possible by great courage and sacrifice. Today, Indians can be proud of their country's achievements: economic growth, cultural vibrancy and steady progress toward equality for all.
“British Columbians of Indian heritage have made remarkable contributions to our province in the fields of entrepreneurship, science and medicine, to name just a few. Indian culture enriches British Columbia, helping to build the inclusive and diverse society of which we are so proud.
“As India celebrates its independence, we can also celebrate the strong and growing ties of trade and culture between British Columbia and India.
“Happy Independence Day!”
Office of the Premier