The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) formalised a new partnership with Canadian University of Fraser Valley (UFV) to empower rural entrepreneurs of North India. The main aim of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be to educate the rural base of the country.
Fraser Valley is the first university from Canada to have signed an MoU with CRRID. Professor D J Sandhu, UFV advisor in India, was present on the occasion. Sandhu said, “We will aim at two major fields of education and health. Most of our research projects would be related to it.”
Sandhu is an ex-student of St John’s school and is likely to be attending the alumni meet, St John’s Old Boys Association to be held in the school soon.
Dr Rashpal Malhotra, founder of CRRID, said, “We are looking forward to a very meaningful and rewarding association with UFV.”
On the occasion, the global recession seemed to be a hot topic for discussion. Professor Sandhu said, “Not more than 10 per cent of Indians invest in the share market, so we won’t be affected much but where international bodies are concerned, there would be initial hiccups but all will get well soon.”
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