Asian Outlook e-Monthly was launched on July 1 to coincide with
Canada Day. Canada is the most diverse and multicultural country in
the world and South Asians, amongst others, form a vibrant community
in Canada, as also in other countries where they have settled.
emerged as significant actors for peace and progress in and between
the countries of their origin and settlement”, as Dr Maleeha Lodhi,
Pakistan Ambassador to USA said in her Message to the South Asian
are humbled by the overwhelming response that we have received from
our ‘readers’ all over the world.
congratulate this initiative (the launch of South Asian Outlook
e-Monthly) and to greet our readers (on Pakistan’s and India’s
54th Independence Day), we received Messages
from dignitaries in Canada, USA and Germany.
reiterate our endeavour to provide a forum for South Asians, people
of South Asian origin who are settled in different parts of the
world and for
all those who are interested in the rich cultural heritage of South
Asia, its diversity, its complexity and its vitality.
will enable us promote and highlight the “achievements
heralded by South Asians in the fields of art, culture, politics and
business, and build
greater understanding of cultural
and human diversity”, as BC Minister Gulzar Cheema has mentioned
in his Message.
Asians have been lauded for their cultural, social and economic
contributions to the development of their countries of settlement.
a letter to the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce for their annual
Awards Night on June 23, 2001, Hon.
John Manley, Canadian Foreign Minister, inter alia wrote:
information technology revolution is sweeping the world.
South Asia, particularly India, is fully part of this
revolution. Canada and
South Asia can share many exciting opportunities in research and
development and commercialization of these new technologies.
we begin the 21st century, South Asian culture is having
a global influence. Around
the world its music, literature, dance, and cuisine are gaining
global popularity. Nowhere
is this as evident as in Canada where more than a million Canadians
of South Asian origin are making a rich contribution to Canadian
business, government, culture, and the arts…”
Asian Outlook e-Monthly wishes to provide a dynamic and
comprehensive source of information and interaction for South Asians
across the globe. This
will “contribute to better understanding of the common concerns
and aspirations of South Asians and thereby promote closer
friendship and cooperation”, as Mr Ronen Sen, Indian Ambassador in
Germany has said in his Message.
welcome you to get involved in this opportunity to network on a
global basis making the best use of the latest information
technology and play a pivotal role in bringing together South Asians
throughout the world.