Choosing Canada: newcomers build community

  • Friday, February 25, 2022

Alok Sagar Aetukuri came to Canada from India in 2009 on a student visa. He arrived alone, finding it hard to settle in a new country. After graduation, he found full-time employment in Calgary and, as he became more familiar with his new life, he entertained the possibility of staying.

“I worked hard to achieve success,” he says. “Studying and working in this beautiful, multi-cultural country feels like home now. It’s comfortable.”

Wanting to share his Canadian life with someone special, Aetukuri returned to India and agreed to an arranged marriage with Bhavya Sajja, who eventually joined him back in Calgary. Now with a young daughter, the happy couple are building their first home in Cornerbrook, a community in Calgary’s far northeast quadrant.

Read more of this article from the Calgary Herald here.