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Asian Star- Rajesh Sehgal

Asian Star- Rajesh Sehgal

Native Village/Country parent’s background
I hail from New Delhi, India. My Father has retired as a Gazetted Officer,
Government of India and mother is a stay home mum.
When & Why You came to Canada
Insecurity, the threat of harm experienced at hands of powerful in nexus
with some erring police officers made me to leave my home country. Also,
safety of my family convinced me to immigrate.
Your career advancement initiatives, volunteer work and present
occupation

My zeal and passion for social justice changed my career path from a Civil
Engineering to entrepreneur background. I went to Centennial College,
Toronto in a Graduate Certificate program with a major in paralegal
studies. Thereafter writing an exam, I became a licensed paralegal
member, Law Society of Ontario. I am an exclusive practitioner providing
legal services to the community in small claim courts, immigration and
refugee matters and summary conviction matters that carry a penalty up to
two years less a day in imprisonment under the Criminal Code of Canada. I
am a Commissioner for attesting Affidavits and have also been appointed
as a Notary Public by the Provincial Government of Ontario.
Your Regret in Life
Be careful and get to know the kind of person you help, are they
trustworthy and can hang on and hold to the reason or cause they are
seeking help otherwise do not get involved even remotely as they may
infect entangle you.
Pick Any One of Your Best Achievements
Getting recognition as an avid author for writing on the public issues that
not only impact the communities but the country as a whole. Being the
President of a registered Civil Society Organization and a Federal Not for
Profit Corporation having objective to provide ‘PRO BONO’ legal services to
the community in near future. I am an officer of every court of record in
Ontario in which a paralegal is authorized by law to provide legal services.
Were You Ever Discriminated?

Absolutely most of us do!
Are You Happy in Canada?
Hmmm. I have mixed experiences.
Any Comments on Canada’s Culture
World has become Global village. We should adapt the positivity and
refrain from treading the path which lead to self destruction as well as
harm to society.
Any Comments on Canada’s Weather
We live in a cold country and should be always be prepared to face the
vagaries of harsh weather. I agree Canadian weather affect our health,
pose driving challenges and contribute to our various challenges. However,
the system is there to lessen our hardships to a great extent.
What Brought You Success in Canada?
Hard work, sincerity, integrity, focussed approach and the great support of
my family besides unflinching support of my significant half Rita Sehgal.
Are You Willing to Help New Immigrants and How?
You bet. My exposure in legal profession can definitely help the newcomers
as regards their rights. However, I will like to state that the rights and
responsibilities go hand in hand.
Your Message for Canadians of Asian Origin
All of we have come crossing seven seas for the betterment of our kids. Be
involved with them to provide valuable inputs regarding their personal and
professional goals. Always give back to Society. Be united. Never feel pie is
small. Think out of box and grab the humongous opportunities this country
provides.

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