Chandigarh, July 4:Asian Connections-Toronto based Media Group honoured Mr H.S. Mattewal, Advocate General-Punjab at Toronto in Canada. Mr. Mattewal has been providing free legal consultancy to NRIs through a four hour live program on the Legal Helpline broadcast on Asian Connections Radio since the past four years. He was felicitated for the selfless legal services extended to the Indian diaspora.
Speaking at a function organized by Asian Connections Media Group Mr. H.S. Mattewal, stated that the Punjab Government was committed to safeguard the rights of the Non Resident Indians (NRIs).He said that the Punjab Government was making all out efforts to resolve the issues pertaining to NRIs. He urged the NRIs to make huge investments in the states’ development programs. He called upon the NRIs to come forward to invest in Punjab in a big way. He met various Toronto based NRIs and assured them of state government’s overgenerous support and cooperation.
He praised the significant decisions taken by the Badal Government for the welfare of NRIs. Mr. Mattewal termed it as a ‘step in the right direction to win over the confidence and goodwill of NRIs’. A high level committee formed by the Government is working actively to resolve many complex issues relating to the problems of the NRIs, said Mr. Mattewal.Mattewal said that Punjab was making rapid growth under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. He hoped Punjab would soon emerge as the most preferred investment destination and a Commercial Centre as the diverse sectors of Industry, Real Estate, Education and Health Services in Punjab had recently witnessed huge expansion in these fields.
To another question Mr. Mattewal said that Mr. Badal had already setup special Police Stations for the NRIs in the state to redress their complaints and grievances on the priority. He said he was given warm welcome by the NRIs settled in Toronto and would ever cherish these memorable moments throughout his life. "I personally thank all of you for giving me warm welcome here in Toronto. I congratulate Ranbir and his team for doing a commendable job and efforts to keep Punjab alive in Canada. I have personally realized the difficulties being faced by the NRIs settled outside and would soon take up this matter with the Punjab Government for their immediate and solution on the top priority, said Mr. Mattewal.
Many high profile community leaders and political leaders participated in a private function organized by Asian Connections and honored Mr.Mattewal. He also inaugurated the Asian connections Studio located in the office premises of Asian Connections.