"We expect a good response. We will emphasise reconnecting the youth in The Phillipines with their spiritual and religious roots. During my previous visits to country, I had interacted with the in-charges of different guruduwaras and everyone had siad that such an academy was needed. Conceptually, we have finalised the modalities of academy and ground work will begin soon."
During his stay at Philippines, Seechewal also interacted with the secretary to Indian ambassador to The Philippines Parkash Chand and other members of Indian Embassy at Nirmal Kutiya Paniqui and discussed various problems being faced by Punjabis over there.
"Most Punjabis in Phillipines are into the financial services. Embassy officials told us that Punjabis must diversify into other occupations to boost their economy, like medicines and dairy farming," Seechewal said.
He added that he was also told to spread the message that Indians must not try and settle illegally in the Phillipines. Embassy officials also planted trees at Nirmal Kutiya in Paniqui.