Consulate General of India celebrates 69th Republic Day

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated by the Consulate General of India, Toronto on 26 January 2018 at the Consulate premises with traditional gaiety and fervor. The unfurling of the Indian flag by the Consul General, Shri Dinesh Bhatia, was followed by the rendition of the National Anthem with large gathering of Indians, Persons of Indian origin and Friends of India. The event was also attended by the Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario province.

Welcoming the audience on the occasion, the Consul General read out Hon’ble President of India’s address to the nation delivered on the eve of Republic Day. The President’s address, inter-alia, made a mention of justice to women, physical and cognitive development of our children, upgradation and enlargement of education system, and building a civic-minded and a culturally vibrant nation. It emphasized on improving the lives of India’s hardworking farmers, to modernize and strengthen India’s strategic manufacturing sector and to eliminate poverty.

Consul General spoke about forthcoming visit to Canada of Prime Minister of Canada in February 2018. He recalled unprecedented participation of 60,000 people in India Day Parade on 20 August 2017 and of 10,000 people in the celebration of International Day of Yoga.

While the Consul General drew attention to the fact that the Consulate has been striving to provide best possible services to Indians and Indo-Canadians, Continue reading “Consulate General of India celebrates 69th Republic Day”

“Vishwa Hindi Divas” (World Hindi Day) celebrated at the Indian Consulate, Toronto

The Consulate General of India, Toronto celebrated “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” & “Vishwa Hindi Divas” (World Hindi Day)   on January 10, 2018, at the Consulate.  Both events were organized as part of efforts by the Consulate to strengthen the bonds with the Indian Diaspora and to further promote interest in the Hindi language especially among the children living in the Greater Toronto Area.

On this occasion, a lively programme was presented by the children who presented Hindi Bhajans.
About a dozen eminent Hindi lovers/writers residing in the GTA recited poems and songs.

In his address, Consul General, Dinesh Bhatia, acknowledged the support of the Indian community residing here in orgranising the Vishwa Hindi Diwas, also gave a brief details of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas and the Pravasi Bharatiya Parliamentarian/Mayor Conference held in Delhi.  Information about the forthcoming  International Hindi Literary Conference 2018, being organized by  Vishva Hindi Sansthan Cultural Organization, in the month of April, 2018, in Toronto was also shared. All organizations promoting Hindi were requested to work together to make it a big success.

Event ended with distribution of Mementos to all participants by the Consul General.   Continue reading ““Vishwa Hindi Divas” (World Hindi Day) celebrated at the Indian Consulate, Toronto”