INDIA’S very first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, visited Vancouver in November 1949. He was accompanied by his daughter, Indira Gandhi, who later became prime minister, too.
Nehru spoke at the 2nd Avenue Temple of Khalsa Diwan Society on November 2, 1949.
He spoke about “Vancouver’s South Asian population, the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, future steps for India, and multiculturalism in Canada,” according to Vancouver Public Library’s Komagata Maru documents.
Indira Gandhi returned to Vancouver in 1973 as the Indian Prime Minister and visited a gurdwara on June 23, 1973.