India’s success due to pluralism: Canadian PM

April 19th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin  

By Gurmukh Singh
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has attributed India’s success to its pluralistic way of life. Speaking at the Canada-India Foundation gala dinner, Harper said: “India has been working on pluralism for over 5,000 years. India is succeeding and I suggest it is succeeding for one reason above all others - its embrace of pluralism. This embrace is at the heart of India.”

Harper said that because of this India would emerge not only as an economic superpower but also as a force of stability in the world.

India’s National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda was honoured with the Global Indian Award at the programme.

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