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International students from India receive a warm welcome in Toronto


In the first-ever program of  its kind, the Consulate General of India, Toronto, in association with University of Toronto (UofT) organized a welcome ceremony at the historic Hart House to welcome international students from India.   

The ceremony witnessed an attendance of a large number of Indian students from the three campuses of UofT at St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough.

Professor Joseph Wong, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President, UofT, talked about the heritage and legacy of the University

Katherine Beaumont, Senior Director, Global Learning Opportunities & International Student Success, UofT, took the students through the immigration laws in Canada and their journey through this entire process, right from student permit to permanent residence and eventually Canadian citizenship.  

Indian Consul General Dinesh Bhatia in his address and while interacting with the students talked about the most important fact of being an ‘Indian’, which will always remain with them. 

The students were informed about Canada, its legal system, the presence of a strong Indian community in Canada, the culture and weather of the country, important things like registering on the MADAD portal of government of India and don’ts like not being on the wrong side of the law, how to deal with stressful situations, what to do in an emergency situation and introducing all the services of the Consulate General which the students can make use of. An Indian mission is home away from home, Bhatia assured the students, and said consular officials were available to assist them in any emergency.  

Posted: Nov 2, 2018

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