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Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi is a Member of New Zealand Parliament from the ruling National Party. He has maintained close relations with the High Commission and actively takes part in social and welfare activities of the Indian community in New Zealand. He also undertakes speaking engagements and facilitates Indo-New Zealand linkages in various sectors. He assisted New Zealand Government in publishing their policies in Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi for the Indian community. He has been promoting Indian culture and language in New Zealand and for the first time got Hindi included as an elective language in a school of his constituency. He is the first Indian born Member of Parliament in New Zealand.
Shri Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi was recognized for his immense contribution in the field of public service and for fostering ties between India and New Zealand.