Unique NIDC Community centre in works, youth and seniors together
Over 400 people attended a NIDC ( New Immigrant Development Center ) fundraising and awareness banquet Dinner and Dance along with numerous Government , Banking,Business and corporate sector dignitaries as well as community leaders in Mississauga .
NIDC provides support and net working opportunities to the new immigrants by arranging workshops & awareness seminars for professional and career development and also for business and investment opportunities in Canada.
"Your continued commitment to a diverse, Harmonious and multicultural Canadian Society is Most appreciated ", says Minister Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship,Immigration and Multiculturalism of NIDC." On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contributions to Canada but more importantly for the work you do for the community, which also benefits youth and seniors groups." he adds.
MPP Dr. Kuldip Kular commended the executive council consisting of Mr.Roger Nair, Mr.Shan Padda and Mr.Gurdev Mann and for the inititative and also reiterated his own experiences and hardships upon his arrival 1974 to Canada .He also thanked Minister Jason Kenney for being partners with the provincial government to help new Canadians to feel welcomed and at home in Canada.
The New Immigrant Development Center (NIDC) is a not for profit and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working for the integration of the new immigrants in the Canadian main stream by providing them social, emotional and cultural support.
Mr. Ted Opitz, special adviser to the Minister of citizenship, multiculturalism and immigration, TD bank represented by Inderpal Palial and Royal bank by Mr. Parminder Mangat , Mr. Bhupinder Sidhu, Mr. Sukhdev Sohi, Mr. Raj Khangura of Routes Car rental and Mr. Shambhu Dutt Sharma president of Grey Tigers Seniors club as well as numerous more individuals and institutions supported and sponsored the event .
NIDC is also initiating a unique APNE community center for senior and youth groups to mingle and to provide each other with the much needed social networking facilities to integrate while keeping their cultural values in their new country of choice, Canada. APNE will bring together the life long experience of the migrant seniors and the quick integration capability of youth of the same cultural groups to help both to better integrate in the society.
"The most untapped resource in Canada is the immigrant senior population. They tend to be very smart and resourceful, who in most cases had facilitated their current sponsor's settlement into Canada from their home country, but are usually not utilized fully.They have been successful engineers,bankers,doctors, entrepreneurs,farmers and homemakers and bring decades of experience with them which is severely underutilized upon their arrival in Canada.By putting them together with the youth of the country not only helps the seniors integrate better but also helps the youth understand life better from their experiences", said Mr. Roger Nair, the Executive Director of NIDC." Its a win win situation for all and we are hopeful that with the support of the General public,Government and the corporate sector this Community center will become a reality" , added filmmaker and social and Human rights activist Roger Nair.