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India on the right path: Indo-Fijian mayor

Indo-Fijian mayor Pradeep Singh says the strategic reforms initiated in India have yielded the anticipated results.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 15:40 IST

The Indo-Fijian mayor of the town of Labasa in Fiji, Pradeep Singh, who recently visited Chandigarh, the place from where he did his graduation, said "India has taken the right strategic path".

Labasa, located in the province of Macuata in Fiji, has a sizeable Indian community. Indo-Fijians comprise around 44 per cent of Fiji's population of over 890,000.

Singh, a graduate from Khalsa College, Chandigarh, did his MBBS from Ranchi Medical College in Bihar and then settled in Labasa in 1986.

Accompanied by his deputy, Leslie Williams, Singh met his Chandigarh counterpart Surinder Singh to discuss the functioning of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

The Chandigarh mayor gave a brief overview of the working of the corporation, including the water work, sanitation system, setting up of garbage processing plant and various other functions.

"India has taken the right strategic path. The economic, legal, social and political reforms have yielded the anticipated results. National economy and democratic processes are developing in a dynamic way," the report quoted Singh as saying.

He also said that he hoped such visits would go a long way in helping both the countries in mutually aiding and improving the working of the municipal bodies to serve the people better, and also ensure active participation in the international arena.

First Published: Apr 06, 2006 15:40 IST