“One Free World International” Founder Majed El Shafie Leads Canadian Delegation to India
One Free World International founder Majed El Shafie led a five Canadian Members of Parliament on a weeklong trip to India to raise awareness for human rights and minorities in Indian.
The 5 Canadian Members of Parliament:
- Mr. Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre)
- Mrs. Kelly Block (Saskatoon, Rosetown, and Biggar)
- Mr. Russ Hiebert (South Surrey, White Rock, and Cloverdale)
- Mr. Brad Butt (Mississauga, and Streetsville)
- Mr. Wladyslav Lizon (Mississauga East, Cooksville)
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El Shafie coordinated a visit to Indian Parliament; DANTAH, India's largest dental hospital; Akshardhan Temple, where they learned about the heritage of Hindu culture; and RK Puram in Delhi, one of the country's largest and most religiously diverse public schools.
The delegation of Parliament members also met with several Indian politicians, business leaders and organizations including:
• H.E. Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar - Member of Parliament
• H.E. Mr. Mohammed Azharradun - Member of Parliament / former Captain of Indian Cricket Team
• H.E. Mr. Naveen Jindal - Member of Parliament / CEO & Chairman of Jindal Companies
• H.E. Mohammed Umer Ilyasi - President, All India Imams & Mosques Organization
• Mr. Hans Schodder - Deputy Chief of Mission, United Nations High Commission for Refugees
• Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India • Director and other members of CLAWS (Centre for Land and Warfare Studies)
"It has been a true privilege to join One Free World International's delegation to India in support of their efforts to build relationships globally and their ongoing commitment to address human rights issues," said MP Kelly Block.
On the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with Canada, El Shafie commented: "Canada and India share many common values and principles. The historic friendship between us can be the cornerstone for true world peace."
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