NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is on a week-long tour to India, visited Gujarat on Monday. Following his visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, the Canadian PM attended an event at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A).
Addressing people at the Institute, Trudeau said that the differences in the society should be a source of strength and not weakness. "Heterogeneous society is a new reality, differences have to be a source of strength, not weakness," he said.
Trudeau also talked about empowering women in the society. "We are underperforming as society as we are not giving opportunities to women," he added.
He aslo pointed out the problems that women go through on a regular basis. "Any comments about how a man looks are not even an eyelash worth of the systemic discrimination women face. As a man in business and politic, I had lots of advantage but I did not go near discrimination, sexism, superficiality and judgement that women go through daily," he said
The 46-year-old Canadian PM arrived in New Delhi on Saturday for a week-long visit on the invitation by his counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest trade and investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development and space, a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Trudeau kickstarted his India trip with a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra with his family on Sunday.