The 43-year old actor also happens to be the Canadian Tourism Commission"s Ambassador to India. His participation in the event added some star power and audience started assembling at the venue since early morning to get a glimpse of actor. Akshay highly applauded the contributions of the Indo-Canadians to the country.
Akshay said that the people with origin in India can look forward to have a country filled with hope and accomplishments rather than just looking back to the history with pride. The actor was also one of the 14 international torchbearers during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Preeti Saran, Consulate General of India hoisted the Indian tri-color and the crowd gathered sang the national anthems of both the countries, India and Canada. The day-long event was attended by a dozen of floats from different Indian states like Karnataka, Goa, Rajasthan, Orissa, and Kerala.
The greetings of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and High Commissioner for India S. M. Gavai were read during the event.