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Oct 14, 2022
Consul General of India Apoorva Srivastava visits Grey and Bruce Counties
Photo of Philly Markowitz, Steve Furness, Apoorva Srivastava, Jacinda Rudolph and Deepikaa Gupta

Consul General of India Apoorva Srivastava visits Grey and Bruce Counties

Grey and Bruce Counties - On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership (GBLIP) and representatives from Grey and Bruce Counties welcomed Consul General of India, Apoorva Srivastava to the region. Ms. Srivastava represents the interests of the people of India and promotes trade and positive relationships. She was invited to tour the region and discuss local immigration efforts underway as well as economic development initiatives.

During her visit, Ms. Srivastava met with staff and international students at Georgian College, Owen Sound Campus, where she learned about the student experience. She also met with Grey County Economic Development Manager Steve Furness as well as Economic Development Officers Jacinda Rudolph and Philly Markowitz to discuss investment opportunities in the area.

Ms. Srivastava was then welcomed to the Swajan Samanvay Sanatan Cultural & Spiritual Centre in Kincardine by Chandra Shekhar Tripathi, where she met with Bruce County Director of Planning & Development Claire Dodds, Economic Development Manager Jeffrey Loney, as well as Economic Development Officer Manpreet Kaur Sangha.

“Communities in Grey and Bruce counties present a number of exciting opportunities for international investment and for immigrants looking to settle in a rural community and find meaningful and fulfilling employment,” said Deepikaa Gupta, GBLIP Coordinator. “It was an honour to welcome Ms. Srivastava to our region and grow mutually beneficial relationships between Grey and Bruce Counties and India. In this spirit, GBLIP continues to support efforts in making the region an inclusive and welcoming community for immigrants and international students.”

About Apoorva Srivastava

Ms. Apoorva Srivastava is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2001. Before being appointed as India's Consul General in Toronto, she worked with the Minister of External Affairs from January 2017 to August 2019:

About the Swajan Samanvay Sanatan Cultural & Spiritual Centre

The Swajan Samanvay Sanatan Cultural & Spiritual Centre is working towards the integration of various cultures across Huron, Grey, and Bruce promoting spiritual, social, and environmental awareness and preserving rich Indian heritage. To learn more visit:

For more information, contact Deepikaa Gupta, GBLIP Coordinator, at or 519-372-0219 ext. 6108.