Dolly Dastoor Among Fifty Indo-Canadians Honoured as ‘Bridge Builders’

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DollyDastoor-top50_thumbDolly Dastoor a dear friend and mentor of Parsi Khabar and the current editor of the FEZANA Journal, and past President of FEZANA was one of the 50 prominent Indo Canadians on “The A-List”. She and others were recently honoured at a glittering function in Ottawa.

Fifty prominent Indo-Canadians were recognized in Ottawa recently for promoting and fostering India-Canada relations.

Carleton University hosted a celebration of their achievements on Feb. 4, alongside a launch for The A-List, a book compilation of their stories written by Indo-Canadian journalist, Ajit Jain.

Article by Eddie Ameh | New Canadian Media

Now in its second edition, The A-List features Canadians of Indian origin who through their various careers and community efforts have helped promote relations between the two countries. This year’s event also celebrated three Canadians considered “friends of India” who have made similar efforts.

An all-inclusive list

Four cabinet members from the new Liberal government were recognized for bringing joy and pride to the Indo-Canadian community.

Minister for infrastructure, Amarjeet Sohi; minister for small businesses and tourism, Bardish Chagger; national defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, as well as Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development make up the highest number of Indo-Canadians in the federal cabinet in the history of Canada.

They also set the record as the highest number of cabinet ministers appointed who are visible minorities from one particular country.

“They have raised the profile of other Indo-Canadians to greater heights by virtue of leadership in their respective fields.”

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