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Charles: Charles Govindaswamy and Poornima Lokaraju

charles: Originally from India, Charles Govindaswamy, left, Poornima Lokaraju, right, and their 5-year-old daughter Neha Charles took the oath of Canadian citizenship on Thursday at Pier 21 in Halifax, according to Toronto Star. Taryn Grant / For Star Metro A member of the RCMP and officials from all levels of government congratulate Charles Govindaswamy, Poornima Lokaraju, and their 5-year-old daughter Neha Charles as they become new Canadian citizens Thursday at Pier 21 in Halifax. At the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 the seaport-turned-museum that welcomed around one million immigrants to Canada between 1928 and 1971 147 newcomers stood and took an oath Thursday morning to become Canadian citizens. Taryn Grant/For Star Metro Among those new Canadians were Charles Govindaswamy and Poornima Lokaraju, a young couple from Chennai, India, who have lived in Halifax for the last five years. Govindaswamy said it felt wonderful to be naturalized into a country that supports unity and diversity, and treats everybody equally. I feel so proud of being a Canadian, Lokaraju said after the ceremony. ( As reported in the news.