Bruce Ralston, the New Democrat spokesperson for trade and multiculturalism, released the following statement in celebration of the 70th Independence Day in India.
“It was on Aug. 15, 1947, that India became a sovereign nation. On behalf of John Horgan and British Columbia’s New Democrat caucus, I would like to extend my best wishes to all those far and wide celebrating India Independence Day.
“For more than 100 years, people of Indian descent have been making invaluable, deep and long-lasting contributions to British Columbia through their hard work and values. The Indian community continues to leave a legacy to our society, economy, culture, arts and culture that can be seen and felt every day.
“On this very special day, we hope British Columbians will take the opportunity to acknowledge those contributions and join in the celebrations taking place.
“Once again, on behalf of our entire caucus, happy India Independence Day.”