Sikh delegation from US and Canada calls on Modi

Narendra Modi with Sikh delegation, including Vancouver insurance business owner Raghbir Singh Bhinder (far right in blue turban).

New York (IANS): A 29-member Sikh delegation from the US and Canada called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday and congratulated him for the initiatives taken by his government, an official release said.

The Indian prime minister recalled the sacrifices made by the Sikh community for India and spoke about the “Make in India” initiative.

Some members of the delegation expressed concern over the spread of drug abuse among youth in Punjab.

“Modi shared their concern and said the government would study the issue carefully and attempt to work out a solution,” the government statement said.